Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bicycle of life..


The watch on his hand struck 11:30 pm.
The street was empty as was expected in any small town at this ungodly hour.
She felt a sharp prick at the back of her hand as a spirited mosquito plunged its sharp suckers into his soft skin and drank its full
The street light flickered and then pooof.., it was gone, plunging them into a pale pearly world, where the full moon was a great overflowing beacon and the stars its tiny companions..
A single furrow of sweat flowed down his leg as he prepared to strike the pedal on the shiny black bicycle. She clutched him around the waist, her breath coming out in scared whispers, as she balanced precariously on the wobbly carrier. He pushed his foot forward and struck the pedal nervously. The bicycle lurched a little and they whooped as they almost lost their balance. But then his feet were kicking the pedal faster and off they went, two little kids learning to ride a bike again. The bike gained speed, and the breeze flew through their hair sweeping out the fear and the nervousness. It started with a giggle and then turned into a full bodied laugh as his guffaaw joined her tinkle, dangerously shaking their fragile little ride. But there was no stopping them as they took a graceful curve around the park, zigzagging on the milky road, whistling up at the dancing stars. He began singing an old romantic number for her, she blushed and lowered her head to his shoulder shyly, hugging him tighter and giving him a little peck. He whispered something to her and then they were both laughing again, completing their little circle around the dark dense park.. they got off the bike. He took her hand and raised it gently to his lips, sighing "you know, ever since I met you I have wanted to ride a bicycle, with you in the back holding on to me just like this.. finally.." She smiled up at him in that way only people in the first throes of love smile and they walked hand in hand back to the gate.. two people radiating young love's innocent pink glow..
She is 45 and he is 49 and they have been married for over 22 years.. and after all these years their love has only grown younger. They are crazier about each other than many of my "madly-in-love " young friends.. They are the reason I am such a hopeless romantic 'coz they are the reason I believe that one day I'll love someone just as crazily and be loved just as much in return.. they are my parents...

PS: Congos dad for finally having fulfilled your long due wish and for making it so perfect for mom and thanks both of you for making me realize how important the little things in life are and how fulfilling it is to let go of fear and doubt and to give ourselves so wholly to someone else. I love you both more than I can ever tell you..

29 comments:

crasiezt said...

That was beautiful! Makes me wanna get married:D
Darn sweet parents you got...hope you get a hopelessly romantic guy too:-)

anuj said...

wow !!
you do have a surprise element in you, i thought again that it was a normal imaginative story, but then it turned out to be real. and that is so sensitive of you to dedicate it to yours parents, even if they don't read this you have left their mark here :)

kudos gal.

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

Wow! its for moments like these that keep my hope for love alive..

You were right.. same pinch it is.. romantics to the core we are!

As for your parents.. well.. lets just say it runs in the genes eh? ;)

beautiful!

anand said...

That's beautiful and you surely will find someone who will love you like anything. And truly little things makes big differences in any relationship.

humbl devil said...

:)

gunj said...

wow...dat was sucha sweet post...cant evn imagine ppl being so much in love at this age!
all d gud luck to ur family :)

freesherry said...

lol
then go ahead and get married :D
i know they are absolute sweethearts :)

freesherry said...

@anuj
lol
i love surprising people :D

and as for them.. I am taking a printout for them to rea.. I hope they like it

freesherry said...

@anand
thanks
aapko muh me ghee shakkar :D
yes the little things can really make or break any relationship

freesherry said...

@humble devil
:)
how are u?

freesherry said...

@gunj
thanks a lot :)

d SINNER!!! said...

wow...romantic eh...

sighhhhhh

maverick said...

tht was very nicely done...liked it...i remember last yr wen i wont home for their 25th anniv...it was jus so superb :)

John F said...

Absolutely brilliantly beautiful. My best wishes...

freesherry said...

@neha
yes yes it was verry romantic :)

freesherry said...

@mav
thanks :)

freesherry said...

@john f
thank u thank u and thank u :D

Impressionist said...

wow! that was the sweetest thing to do I guess!
ur blessed with such parents! :)

-I

freesherry said...

@impressionist
yes I know.. they are gems :)

vEENs said...

beautiful............

well i read yur blog and want...smethings like this to happen to me too...

to love and be loved back in return is so great :)

and u finding yur love...ahh well ...
time will make yu dance to its tune and then at the peak of its cauldrons where you would not know how to take the next step and flutter...throw u into the arms of smeone who will gracefully dance with yu and who will bcome yur life :)

Kudos to yur parents for setting such fine examples, for people who really have lost the meaning of that term.

humbl devil said...

been better...going through a tedious phase..

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

Good one!
Your blog rocks!!

freesherry said...

@veens
I am sure something like this would definitely happen to u :)
take care

freesherry said...

@humble devil
why?
what happened to u?

freesherry said...

@friendly neighbourhood guy
thanks :)

freesherry said...

@rahul
thanks
*pinch back* :P :P :P
I hope u get the love of your life soon
tc

humbl devil said...

you'll know in my next post...

Vandita said...

awww that was so awfully beautiful :)
uve got real sweet folks yaar... i went to dreamland and came back just now, wish the same kinda love for myself and for u of course :)
hugs!

freesherry said...

@vandy
thanks
I hope so too
tc
:)
*hugs back!!*