Somebody has rightly said “Life is a journey” and i completely agree with that person. In fact i believe, life is merely not a single journey, it is indeed a combination of various small journeys that teaches one or the other thing to a person and leave and ever lasting impact on his or her life. Today in this article, i am going to talk about one such journey of mine, which was for few hours but have left an everlasting impact on my mind forever.
Delhi metro services- one of the best and the most commonly used transportation means in Delhi, it do not need and sort of introduction. But for the ones who don’t know it, let me tell you- few decades back METROS were once those trains which can only be seen in discovery channel or in some hi-fi foreign magazines and in developed nations.But now, it is a part and parcel of daily routine of people in India (especially in Delhi). It carries thousands of people having million of dreams in their eyes, some shattered hopes, some carrying the new ray of hope while others are just clueless about their ACTUAL DESTINATION of life.
One day i was going to Delhi and was as usual travelling in metro. I was standing in the extreme corner and started to observe different people (you find some really funny people here).I could see hundred of faces in which some were few were busy reading news paper/magazines, some lost in another world of music,some were late for office, some were eagerly waiting for next person to get up so that they can hop on to their seat (MEAN!! isn’t it ) , some even offered their seats to the needy (and maximum of them took it off from them) while the rest of them were busy making their own dream castles. (Oh god! the whole scenario was so hilarious)
Like any other station, metro halted at this station too, people pushed themselves out and others helped themselves to move inside moving aside the huge crowd and as the doors of the metro were about to close- four ladies out of nowhere just jumped inside the train. They couldn’t help themselves and were laughing out loud on the brave (although that was stupid – Never try this at home :p ).They all had a spark on their face, a sizzling smile and a beauty that attracted everyone in the coach.
Observing from a distance, i could see them moving their hands so abruptly, talking and laughing-their expression was conveying all the message and i was finding it all so fascinating. “Two women can never stay quite” -source: unknown (no offence). This quote however proved to be partially wrong on them. Partially wrong? You wonder what do i mean by it – right?
Here you go- these ladies were just like any other women-they had kids, had to cook food daily as per the liking of the family, take care of their daily needs, handle their job issues, bring joy in the family . spend time with them and most important of all- try to built a new identity for herself without losing the respect , care and support of her family and friends. BUT!! That’s not all-these ladies in any of the normal language were incapable to speak or hear, but in my perception and according to me they were BLESSED by god and gifted by a special talent to – EXPRESS. We all are able to speak, write, listen and even talk but many of us are unable to EXPRESS themselves. While this talent or rather gift was with each of them. They neither had boundary of words, any language nor do they had any sort of vacuum lying among them. With their graceful hand moments and dark, strong yet very intense face expressions they were able to convey their message so beautifully.
They did not need any verbal promise or any sort of affidavit- they were mutually bonded together with the bind if love, friendship and above all the bond of oneness. Their carefree nature took my heart. As they sat close to me, i could even observe them better which made me feel so comfortable around them. They were shining bright and igniting the whole place with their spark.
The whole journey with them lasted for just about 30 minutes but this have left an everlasting impression on my heart. Now i strongly believe that god is never UNFAIR to anyone, If he takes away something, he surely gives something else to you- all you need is to understand your strong point and turn your weakness to your strong character so that no one can ever underestimate you.
Always remember “ No one in this whole world have the power to make you feel low or small, unless you give them the right to attack or an opportunity to be dominating on you.” In those 30 minutes- i learnt a new lesson of my life and those four ladies became an inspiring soul for me. Similarly, we should always do such things which inspire others and encourage them to do the right things.
This article hereby i dedicate to those four strangers who in a 30 minute journey became a source of inspiration for the rest of my life.