Poetry

Slip, Miss and Serendipity

Hello World.

Thank you for today. I don’t feel any of my days are anything less than a miracle, and today was so beautiful!

You know I feel being grateful really helps, so I first thanked for today just to keep universe on my side on days like these. ????

Story 1.

So I have an external event planned on Sunday for which I needed approvals from my company to conduct the event at office. We have generally been doing such events and been getting permissions, but this time there were so many roadblocks, and even on some midnights I used to feel anxious about getting the permissions.

I decided to go to the other office to convince our head to give us the approval. I just entered the office and what I see on my right is that man driving out of office! I was almost heartbroken ???? but as always, I tried to keep myself composed. I could not even call him to ask when he would be back because of his seniority. I slowly walked inside and then decided to wait outside his office. His PA wasn’t there either so I was clueless whether I could even get this done today. Nevertheless I waited outside and started doing my work. After about an hour long wait, he came back! I don’t think even if my man would have come in a shining armour at that time, I would have cared to even look at him. He asked me to wait. So I patiently stood outside and then called me after 15mins. He is such a sweet person, he understood my problem and finally gave me the solution that I was struggling with. The length of the event would be a little longer now but rest everything will work perfectly!

Story 2.

If you don’t know how much I love innocent stray dogs, then keep calm, because now you know it. Also I feel easily guilty if I cannot feed the ones that are struggling for food.

Recently, I found 4 puppies who live right on the side of a main road that attracts huge traffic, and is very close to my office. I was so touched. It is different in a locality, where people can feed those tiny puppies, but right on the side of a busy road puts their lives in a lot of jeopardy.

So, after office, I took some eggs and bread slices, and went to feed them, but couldn’t find them anywhere. And eggs smell, so my entire car was full of the smell of the eggs but I couldn’t feed them. I thought I’d probably feed the mother of 3 puppies in the temple that I visit, so I took the eggs to a temple. If you are a from the priest community in India, you’d understand that this counts as a huge irreverent act but I thought Godliness was more about feeding a mother than caring about whether counts as reverence. To my amazement, I could not find any dog on the road that led to the temple, and I was heartbroken. Then while I was in a temple, one of my dogfriend came, and I was ecstatic to see atleast one dog around! I tried to woo him by my words so that he’d come down to the car with me, to eat but he behaved as if I was a total stranger and could not be trusted! To win over his trust, I decided to go back to my car, get the eggs in the temple premises, bait the dog and finally feed him outside. But sometimes your strategies have absolutely no power! I went up, inside the temple with the eggs in my hand, searching for the dog, and he was gone! For 10minutes, I was in the premises of the temple whistling, calling, trying to spread the smell of the eggs in the temple (trust me it felt more ridiculous than it sounds!) but I couldn’t find him. I felt defeated, came back to my car, kept the eggs and the bread, and went up. Voila! The mother of the three puppies was standing right outside! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I asked her to come down with me and she came! Never did I feel more successful in a long time. She ate everything, I went back to the temple, and then came back in the car. The smell of the eggs was still there. But it was the smell of victory!

 

If there is any takeaway from that day, I’d say, things happen, just keep trying. If you are not getting what you want, keep walking if you are tired of running, but don’t stop. It’ll happen anyway. 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Sharing is important as who knows, reading the stories here might inspire someone to find something big.

    As Srinivas Ramanujan said,” Things are already there, we haven’t just found them yet” and sharing stories/events, might just be the key.

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