Silence

A man whom I will call Akash, came rushing with a suitcase in his hands. Behind him was a young woman, let’s call her Vidya. He checked for their seat which turned out to be next to me.

Seeing me, I could sense that he was very relieved. He started inquiring my destination. I said, “Bhopal”.

He took out his phone for a video call. I was totally surprised when he handed over his phone to me and asked me to talk.

That was the moment I realized what was happening. The couple were differently abled, none of them could hear or speak.

On the other side of the phone was a very graceful woman. She had a very beautiful and genuine smile on her face. When she started speaking all she wanted was for me to assist her daughter at her destination.

There was no reason I would have denied this request. Akash left bidding goodbyes.

There was a pause for few minutes. I wanted to engage Vidya in conversations, but at the same time I had no clue how to do that. All of a sudden, she started asking me something in signs. From what I could make out she was asking about her berth. But she wasn’t confident if I understood. She immediately video called her mom and asked her the same thing. Her mom explained that she wanted to sleep after her lunch. And then she also stressed that there was no rush.

Sometime passed, I got back to my reading.

Meanwhile, I could see Akash and Vidya on a video call again. Expressing as much as they could, to let the other one know how much they loved and cared for.

It was a rare sight for me, because these days, it is the other way around where the priviledged people have nothing to speak as there are more interesting things going on which can’t be missed on their phones.

There were lots of questions going on in my mind- why did this happen to them, their life would be so difficult, how can a mother be so calm despite of all her fears, how can there be so much love? Why can’t this world be like them? Why don’t we value our blessings? Why do we keep chasing for more? And these questions went on until I chose to stop. ๐Ÿ™Žโ€โ™€๏ธ

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25 thoughts on “Silence

  1. Sifar November 6, 2018 / 12:29 am

    Such powerful emotions presented so beautifully! Enjoyed the story ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Ayesha November 6, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you Sifar ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. earthwalking13 November 6, 2018 / 1:10 am

    Great post and great insight ! Why do we chase so much? I have much gratitude for where I am.

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    • Ayesha November 6, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank u for reading and sharing your thoughts.. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Ayesha November 6, 2018 / 8:33 am

      I’m glad to love this story.. Thank you for reading.. ๐Ÿ’•โ˜บ๏ธ

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    • Ayesha November 6, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you Nirat for the encouraging words.. ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

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    • Ayesha November 6, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you Nirant for the encouraging words.. ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. Thought for Change November 6, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Is this real

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  4. myplace3187 November 6, 2018 / 11:30 am

    One very heart rendering story of hope, love and human nature in the world around us !!

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  5. The Typewriter November 10, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Beautifully woven.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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  6. sheldonk2014 November 18, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    It is hard to stay quiet in those teachable moments

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  7. RN January 25, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ beautiful story … As soon as start reading I got emotional.. Heart touching..

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    • Ayesha January 25, 2019 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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