It was one more journey from Indore to Ujjain and this time with my mother. We got the two seats in front row and there was still one more seat vacant. My mother took the window seat and I sat adjacent to her. The bus was almost full and was about to leave.
A pretty girl boarded the bus along with her father. I was talking with my mother and saw her, when her father asked her to take the front seat and took a seat near bus conductor for himself.
In my all journeys whether it was by bus or train, I didn’t have a beautiful girl sitting next to me in fact not even in nearby seats. I had already written in my previous post about a train journey that a pretty girl sitting near me only happens in my stories . But on this special day when I am traveling with my mom, a pretty girl herself gets a seat next to me. Life is Beautiful , isn’t it ?
So now I was sitting in the bus on the front row seat with my mother on my right side and that girl on the left side. She was wearing a green dress and was holding a bag in her hand. It was a tough task to talk to mom continuously and at the same time notice her without turning my head in her direction. She seemed like almost of my age. Then I heard a song played by the guy on his cellphone who was sitting just behind me. Thy lyrics of the song,”ek ladka meri umar ka hye meri umar ka “, were perfectly made for the moment. Life is Beautiful, isn’t it?
The bus was moving fast and normally the bus would stop at several places to take more passengers but today it was different. The bus did not stop at a single place and driver was driving fast even when 2-3 seats were still empty in the bus. Life is Beautiful , isn’t it ?
If it would have been some other day, my mom would have slept in the journey. She would take a small nap in long journeys for sure. But as it was a special day, she was surprisingly awake and talking to me. I was praying that please at least sleep for few minutes so that I can think about how to have the conversation with the girl or at least turn my neck by few degrees to see her, but prayers are not listened on such days.
The driver was in full mood to help me as he was driving the bus at full speed and thus reducing the amount of time left. I knew the opportunity is slipping away from me. Then finally after long conversation about all the things in world, my mom decided to take a short nap. I was feeling happy, relieved, thoughtful, alert and tons of other adjectives. Now the chance had come to think about starting conversation. I was thinking about it and turned my face towards her. She had slept too. Life is Beautiful, isn’t it ?