It was summer when Seema met Anant in one of there office training session. When she met him she never thought it would end in this way…!
“Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.” ~ Lawrence Block
Don’t know what was it but he was just crazy about her at the first sight itself…! Always chasing her and asking her questions so that he can stare her while she is replying to him!
She always found safe and confident about herself, since she was married. One day when she came by and told her friends at work that she is pregnant…instead of feeling happy for her, Anant felt bad and he started thinking that Seema will go on maternity leave and then he wont be able to meet her …!
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
But this didn’t stop Anant here, he asked her if he can drop and pick her from work to her home …and Seema thought it’s his way of helping and she agreed, now she doesn’t have to wait for the bus. In this duration when they fall for each other no one knows…!
At work Seema’s friends used to tell her look Anant is always caught staring at you…he is crazy be away from him and Seema used to smile…at the same time guys used to warn Anant that Seema is married…hope you know this! Anant never gave a look at these comments! Time took its own pace…!
“Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.” ~ Stacey Charter
It was winter and snow was just getting piled-up every where making driving a chaos. Anant was supposed to pick up Seema and it was getting late for work! Seema started worrying as she never likes to reach late at work. Suddenly the phone rang…it was Anant asking her to be quick so that they don’t get late to work! Seema quickly grabbed her keys, winter jacket and her purse. She locked the door and ran to his car.
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” ~ Oscar Wilde
It was freezing cold outside and warm in the car! The wiper was making a very huge sound and Anant quietly driving. Seema didn’t know what to say but she was always scarred of this silence so she said why don’t you put on the music and he said the player is broken! Seema was about to think something else when Anant took her hand and said – Seema do you know that I love you? …to this Seema didn’t respond and tried to look away from him by trying to pull her hand away! Quickly he asked her – do you? Seema was feeling a great comfort when Anant took her hand into his and pressed gently! Her eyes were saying all about it and in the cold weather he gave her a warm hug taking that as an agreement. Seema felt very happy and cozy and Anant was on the 9th cloud. He started dreaming about spending life with Seema as they get old.
“Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us.” ~ Guy de Maupassant
Today, they were not in the mood to go to work! Seema wanted a coffee and Anant drove her to the coffee shop which was near to the work place. He ordered her regular coffee with double cream and sugar along with her favorite oatmeal cookie. As they were having there coffee…Seema started thinking…”What am I doing?”…”I shouldn’t be thinking like this…Am married and 6 months pregnant too”!!!
Anant (meaning Endless in Hindi), was all happy…one can see through his eyes the sparkles …he was away from all the worldly matters….all he was thinking about life with Seema (meaningBoundary in Hindi)
“When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.” ~ Miles Franklin
To be continued….