Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rose in the dust

I was alone at Kapoorthala that day. After spending a good amount of time at Universal Book Depot, I decided not to go for coffee and started to roam around buildings and roads, just thinking nothing. It rather unusual, to be alone and to have an empty mind.
Then I saw a beggar boy of around 10 something age and decided to follow him to see what he was doing. He was moving here and there, some times begging, sometimes just watching others. At a tea stall a college going group of lads offered him a samosa. he took and moved to a corner to eat it.
After moving here and there again he stopped and started look in a direction. I followed his eyes and found he was looking towards a pair where a boy and girl were engaged in heated argument.
It looked that the boy was offering a rose bud, while girl was furious. Finally boy gave the rose to girl and started his bike and went away. The girl, after chasing the boy with eyes, tossed the rose bud towards a corner and left the place.
Now I directed my eyes towards my beggar boy, who was still looking at rose bud.
He went to the corner, took the rose bud and started to move away.
I kept on following him.
He went to backside of a building, collected some dust and planted the rose bud in the dust.
I kept on looking.
The beggar boy symbolized himself.

2 comments:

VaRtIkA said...

engrossing....

Anonymous said...

well right you say he symbolized himself