I had my EWR to Delhi flights booked as I was returning to my country and came to know that there was a delay in the flight. Sighing emotionlessly, I turned back to find something to drink and that is when I heard that clatter of things falling. Turning around, I saw the messy girl and knew instantly that she was the most beautiful girl I had ever laid my eyes upon. I knew right there that this delay of Newark to New Delhi flights was like a boon to me. She was frustrated and seemed to be in a hurry. I moved ahead to help her with glee. Nina Ricci! Whoa! She loved French fragrances. Quite fascinating! Her hair wasn’t perfect and that is what made her look perfect.
“Thank you so much” was all she said before rushing away hurriedly to the enquiry counter. Madness came over me and I wanted to do something special for her. Moving in to the nearby café, I grabbed a tissue paper and sat down scribbling what was running in my mind.
“I love how carefree you are.
I love when you get angry and stay sane at the same time.
I love when you live up to the expectations and exceed them every time.
I love your beauty marks.
I love the caress of river that flows through you.
I love the golden reflection off your face when the sunlight worships you.
I love your musk when you are all around me.
I love how you don’t speak and yet say a lot.
I love the intensity with which you look back.
I love the purity, certainty and infinity of your look.
I love your scars, your flaws and your vulnerability.
I don’t hope on meeting you again but then I love it too.”
The tissue was full of her and that satisfied me. I grabbed a French Latte and asked the waiter to pass the tissue and the latte to her. And with that, I boarded my Newark to New Delhi flight. My heart was full of her and I am sure I can never get her out of my mind. Boarding this EWR to Delhi flight was the toughest decision of my life. I could have canceled my tickets and booked cheap flights from Newark to New Delhi any other day as I could have found them through Indian Eagle, an online travel agency. I could have spoken to her right then and there but this essence of silent love wouldn’t have lasted. This was special and I aimed to cherish it forever.