Hello everyone ,
I lay awake in bed thinking about the movie I just watched THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT , ” is it possible , time travel and all that ? ” I thought ,while the sweet lady of slumber was slowly engulfing me into her world .
It was early in the morning and I could hear my parents talking, I miss them so badly,I thought . I moved closer to hug my husband who was beside me and instead I felt someone softer ,I opened my eyes only to see my mother , I shouted in disbelief ” amma ?” she kissed me saying ” sleep its not time yet ” . Oh my god this cant be happening ,can it ?
After an hour when I got up I heard my mom shouting about getting late , having breakfast, praying etc . Poor me , I was in std 1 , I looked into the mirror to see the 5 yr old me staring back . I was so small and my front tooth, they were shaking . I saw my one and half year old sister , my FASHION conscious baby sis running around semi naked . I burst out laughing if only I could taunt her now .
I remembered a conversation I had with my husband not so long ago , we were in the same class in std 1, after which he left school to join another . I could feel excitement filling in , I ran to the rikshaw waiting for me , my god! so crammed it was ! I saw my old friends , I imagined their present selves . I couldn’t but smile . As soon as we reached school I ran to class . He was there punctual as always , in his neat blue shorts, striped white shirt ,blue tie , my husband … I blushed . He was not alone though, those naughty 5 year old boys lost in their own world . I wanted to hug , my baby !!! .
It was so much fun shouting ,screaming and fighting in class ,Gosh ! I really missed those days .It was games period ,since I wasn’t feeling all that well , I walked back to class to take rest, it was the hour before lunch break . He was in class , eating, now that wasn’t allowed . Seeing me and knowing how much of a complaint freak I was he got up , his tiffin box clutched behind him. He was surprised when I smiled and told him I wasn’t going to complain . He invited me to share his lunch , a chance I wouldn’t miss for the world ( our first date ) . The same taste of his mom’s food ,some things never change . Your mom cooks really well I remarked , he smiled and told me he would ask his mom to keep food for me too, everyday , INNOCENCE, that is what I love about him, even now . I took out a mango byte ( my favourite candy ) and offered it to him,it was with me all day. I then saw the same familiar twinkle in his eyes 🙂
It was a beautiful day for me though I never made any changes at all , I wanted my life to be as it is , I am so in love with it and everyone in it .
I woke up the next day as my 26 yr old self, my husband beside me , I hugged him and smiled . Though I did not hear my parents talking ,I was happy to be there enjoying our early morning talk . He started telling me about this friend he had in school, who used to give him mango bytes , who he had lunch with everyday . He said her name was Shruti too, he then looked at me and said with a very puzzled expression ” wait a minute , don’t you like mango bytes , weren’t we in the same class too ? ”
I gave him one of those smiles , the one I give whenever i tease , ” can i get you some coffee, dii ?” I walked over to the kitchen smiling…….