Tuesday, 8 September 2009

BLIND LOVE


The Cafeteria was crowded, as usual. I was sitting, aimlessly, sipping on my Cuppa, when I saw them descending the staircase. She gently tip-toed her way down, and he followed right after her, matching her steps, helping her negotiate the descent. He had one strong arm around her waist, and the other hand was holding her arm, firmly, yet gently. As soon as the last step was conquered, he whispered something into her ear, and she let out an endearing laugh. Then she whispered back to him, and he smiled. A few arm-in-arm slow steps later, they were seated at the table next to mine.

Between sips, I dared to glance at the couple. the girl was really pretty. Her skin was glowing and spotless, her hair fringed and bearing a tinge of auburn. A few tufts settled on her face like kiss-curls. Her nose was petite and cute. And here eyes...oh...those eyes...

But the guy...he was a stark contrast to the heavenly creature seated next to him. He was  stout, and seemed quite clumsy. His fingers were short and stubby. His face was full of craters and acme. The stubble looked anything but manly, and he was almost completely bald. The buck-teeth didn't make him look any better. But they were smiling...they both were smiling and whispering sweet nothings to each other.

Her eyes....

I noticed something strange about her eyes. They could never quite focus on the guy's face. Maybe his face really was quite detestable. They either stared straight into the horizon, or stayed fixed on the table under them. Those eyes...

Two minutes later, I knew better.

She was BLIND...How I wished that she wasn't.

The cacophony around me suddenly caught my attention.

A few tables away, a group of girls was looking in the direction of a gym-sculpted, body-hugging t-shirt wearing dude, drooling and giggling. 

Somewhere else, a group of guys ogled shamelessly at a "campus-babe", who was generously flaunting well-toned thighs and cleavage. She, in turn, seemed to be enjoying the attention, and smirked to herself.

At another table, a girl was telling her other girl-pals about this innocent geek who admired her, and describing the things he had done for her. They were laughing at how "dumb" he was.

Then I looked back at the table next to me.

The guy was holding a spoonful of the soup he had just ordered to the girl's mouth. She sipped. Then she groped for his hand, and when she'd found it, she kissed it. He smiled through his buck-teeth once again. 

A thought occurred to me. 

Somehow, this time, I was glad that she was Blind.

44 comments:

  1. Wow! 'Brilliant' would be an understatement!!!

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  2. after following u for 1.5 yrs, i feel this is ur best post CRD..

    awesome rite... loved the details

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  3. this was a nice one christo :D

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  4. a very well written one...
    sumtyms we dunt hv d things dat othrs have but we hv d thing dat others lacked....

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  5. Oh! what an irony was this?
    U made a clean sweep in maintaining the curiosity level of the reader and startling him with the punch in the storyline.

    The reader doesn't know whom to feel sorry for: the girl or the guy!!..

    Very well crafted ..Kudos!

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  6. There was this sense of deja vu in me..
    I remembered Ruskin Bond's short story - 'The Eyes are not here' while reading this story.

    It had a similar story-line..

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  7. ya that reminds of ruskin bond and y did u say "Somehow, this time, I was glad that she was Blind."

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  8. Ouch! That hurts sumwhere inside.. Dont know whether its for the guy or the girl though ! You maintained the tempo great till the end..

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  9. I second Sudha. That hurt, but it was so very beautiful.
    Good job. :)

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  10. amazin writeup..dude.

    ya know...I think now you believe my theory that!.coffee really kickstarts brain

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  11. simple and honest. lovely.
    Like shruti, it reminded me of the ruskin bond story too. kudos!

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  12. Nice piece of writing different than your usual posts .A pleasant change.

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  13. OMG, yes love is blind. That was beautiful.
    Touched me somewhere, Well maybe coz, I always have huge crushes on people who dont look all that good, but they have substance :)

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  14. great post...

    I think its the best blogpost I ever came across.

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  15. surreal man!
    it pulled a string somewhere in my heart

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  16. @nupur - hey..thanx a lot :)

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  17. @The Rat - Seriously??? Frankly, I never thought this would qualify as my best :P

    But im soo glad you liked this one so much :) Thanks a lot :)

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  18. @The Aspirant - Well, in this case, she didn't have eyes...but she retained her INNOCENCE...


    Thats what i wanted to point out :)

    Thanx

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  19. @shruti - well, on the contrary there's no need to feel sorry for anyone. We should actually be glad that the guy got the love he deserves and the gal found a guy who loves him a lot. the others dint have it :)

    Cheers

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  20. @shruti- havent read ruskin bond's story yet. mebbe ill do tht sometime. thanx :)

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  21. @manjari - well, i was glad that she was blind, coz thts wat ultimately kept her innocence intact...no?

    thanx :)

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  22. @sudha - im happy for both of them. Both found true and mutual love :)

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  23. @Sorcy - Ohh yea...coffee rocks :P

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  24. @creyzeee - gee thanx..

    i guess ill HAVE TO read the ruskin bond story after all :P

    Cheers :)

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  25. @angel - glad you liked it. thanx :)

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  26. @zany - well well...if its true, then you're a wonderful person :)

    Cheers

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  27. @Vikram - aww...thanx a million dude :)

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  28. The concluding statement of the story confuses a bit...or I might not have been able to grasp the intent of the message.

    But the story was short and sweet...keep it up, Chris!

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  29. Ah..I have read a similar story in my school..don't remember the credentials..but it was about a blind girl who was appreciated by the author throughout his journey in a train and then when he discovers she was blind, leaves him pondering..
    Somehow, I feel it is a coincidence and cheers you seem to be a budding writer.
    You caught the right string!

    Cheers.

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  30. Loved the story.. :)

    Love's deep.. what if everyone was blind? We'd find "true love".

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  31. Awesome! Loved it to the core. Narrative is damn excellent. Looking forward to more of such stories. Keep writing! :-)

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  32. gr8 stuff! gr8 skill

    http://stuffilearnttoday.blogspot.com/

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  33. so simple put but so beautiful...
    it's been a while since a blog post made me feel this way...
    thanks :D

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  34. Its true how vain v all are... U put it beautifully

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  35. its something i feel ryt now ...im borrowing this ...
    its brilliant ..
    ThanQ :)

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  36. BOAt pyara Love hAI realy YE love Ho to DUNIA MAIn KOI bewafa NA HOO It'ss Saiban_e_DIL

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