Yesterday, 29.12.2009, back from work, in the evening, at about 7.30 PM, out on a personal errand, lost deeply in thought, I crossed over what looked like cable wires on the ground. Hardly did I make the final leap, when I heard voices yelling at me from both the left and right sides. The one on the left came running towards me from the K.E.B. repair jeep (an engineer) and the one on the right was a customer from the corner shop.
It took only a few seconds for me to realize that I had just walked over a live high-tension wire, which had snapped some time ago when a truck with a huge consignment passing that way, brushed with the hanging wires. Both the men were agitated and me …. just dumbstruck, not knowing what to do or say. I had miraculously escaped being electrocuted; a few microseconds and I would have had my DATE with FATE yesterday.
I would have just become HISTORY, slipped into OBLIVION what with Dr. Vishnuvardhan’s sad demise a few hours later. With the whole country (other parts of the world too) mourning for him, no one would even have glanced at the OBITUARY column nor read the small piece of news in the third page of the newspaper about some lady being electrocuted.
My thoughts took me to the mid-morning tea break, when I was cribbing to two of my lady colleagues about personal losses in life, how I had never got what I had always wanted….blah blah blah.
I had been very MEAN, SELF-CENTERED, UNGRATEFUL and EGOISTIC then. NOW, I realize that my LIFE and everyone else’s too has got a MEANING. EVERY thing, every person, every relationship, every action, every reaction……..has got a meaning.
I ACCEPT and APPRECIATE this BEAUTIFUL LIFE. HE (The Almighty) has subtly reminded me that come RAIN or SHINE, HE’S ALWAYS THERE. We just tend to IGNORE and FORGET.
BELIEVE………BELIEVE…………..MIRACLES DO HAPPEN