I was heading towards a new world, a world where I would be entirely responsible for my actions and my life. I would be assuming the role of the ringmaster, as soon as the flight on which I was flying landed. The new world would be centered around me. Life would no longer be the same. I was feeling a little apprehensive about the experiences that were awaiting me.
The plane that I was on board was almost full. There were a lot of toddlers on board, each of them crying, during take-off. I was slightly feeling tired, mainly because of lack of sleep. All I needed was some rest. I tried to sleep but in vain. I decided to watch some nice movie. After going through the listings, I picked on “Home Alone.”
However, I had a change of mind and went for the recent Disney release “UP”, which is about an 87-year old who believes in the “Spirit of Adventure” and wants to visit Paradise Falls, a land that is lost in time and move his house over to the tip of the falls.
It is a really inspiring movie that suggests people to have interest in life and go for a new adventure every now and then.
I may have dozed for about an hour after the movie. Then I was remembering the new person in my life, around whom my life would now revolve. To refresh the time spent with him, I decided to watch a movie, which we had seen together. So I watched Ice Age 3, Dawn of the Dinosaurs. I was tired after this movie and took a nap for about twenty minutes. Then the air hostess brought some snacks, I relished the chocolate croissant very much. It was simply delicious. The remaining time on the flight was 160 minutes. I opted to watch another movie as I didn’t want to sleep. I watched “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”, a movie that changed my life drastically. By the time, the movie got over, the pilot announced that we would be landing shortly, I checked the time on my watch, and it showed 6.45 pm. So that would mean the local time at my destination would be 1.15pm.
I was a little worried about the procedures that I would have to go through after landing, however it was a cakewalk, I’m thankful to God for that. I was looking for a counter that sold calling cards so that I could call home and inform them that I had a safe flight. It was then that I met this Gujju, who let me use his cell to call home as he felt it would be too expensive to use a calling card, just to pass on the information. I’m thankful to him for that. Next, I had to wait four hours for the bus. I took out a book that my grand father had gifted me. For some strange reason, I could connect with the characters and the concept of the book. That made me a little emotional. It was then that I came across this sweet Bengali lady, who was working as a cleaner at the airport, who would come near me once every half hour and speak to me for about five minutes. I am thankful to her also for that.
I sat looking at trees outside the airport. They had all been decorated with blue lights. It simply made the trees look stunning. Every now and then a leaf or two would wither, sway gently in the air, raise my spirits and then fall on the ground. The whole picture was like a dream. It was almost time for my bus. I got up and looked around for that Bengali lady. I could not find her anywhere. I thanked her inside my heart and then headed towards the bus stop.
I was at the wrong stop. The ticket checker lady checked my ticket and directed me to the correct stop. The bus driver was a nice, smiling guy and he also made me feel comfortable. The weather outside was chilly. Once on board the bus, I was warm, courtesy the heater on the bus. I was really tired after all that waiting and traveling. I had a nice sleep. I woke up only when the bus stopped at the final station. I thanked the driver and got down. I saw him waiting there for me. I felt happy and then we headed towards his house. It felt as if it was worth the wait.
Looking forward to a new life…….
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