Jul 6, 2009

Yes,I now believe in love at first sight.


Hey Everyone,

So I finally went out of my house yesterday for lunch with my family. It was a pleasant change, and the food was yummy. The only bad thing was that my week long healthy nutrition program went for a toss in one day flat :P But one day is alright, I am back on track today! Yesterday seemed pretty different right from the time I woke up. I woke up at 0930hrs, and my 'early riser' dad was still in his bed! When we were having lunch, we received a whole bottle of sparkling wine, compliments from the crew at the hotel. But that's not what I'm here to talk about.

We were returning back home from the hotel, and our car halted at a busy signal on the way. I was full, and lazy, and all I could see was my bed on which I wanted to crash as soon as I returned back home. But then my vision was interrupted. I saw this young girl, sitting on the road divider. She was about 7-8 years old. She was dark, slim, pretty tall for her age, and she wore a mens shirt and a pair of torn shorts. But the most catchy feature were her eyes. They had a million stories to tell. They were huge, jet black, and wet. She was sobbing, and was looking straight into my eyes. I was instantly mesmerized. I tried to look away, thinking it's just another trick. But I could not help noticing that the poor child had hurt her knee and people were just walking past her. She was bleeding.

I tried to look away again, but I had goosebumps on my hands. I could not stop myself from getting attracted towards those beautiful eyes. The next moment I realized I had opened the door and was walking towards her. And I turned back, my dad and my bro were stunned looking at me because the signal lights had turned green when I was walking towards her. Anyway, so I went to her and just gave her a hug. I had nothing to nurse her wound, it was not bleeding a lot either, so I cleaned it with the bottle of water I had in my purse and put a band aid on it. I gave her my small pack of tic tac, and I asked her what her name was. She promptly said, "Mera naam Lakshmi hai." and she had this 440 volts smile on her face. I, on the contrary had tears in my eyes.

I told her I had to go because my car was waiting and asked her to take care of herself. I ran back to the car which was hastily parked at the roadside and quickly got inside and closed the door. And there we were in the traffic again, but the next 2 minutes before the signal started were spent in waving at Lakshmi and listening to "You are a crazy girl" talks from my brother and dad, because I just zoomed out of the car without looking at the traffic. When the signal started, Lakshmi was yelling on top of her voice! "Thank you Didi.. Bye Bye Didi!"... It was so sweet!

I came back home and had a very sound and content nap last afternoon. Especially because I made someone smile. And now, I do believe that people can fall in love at the very first sight! I wish I had more time so I could click a picture of her eyes, but I will definitely go back to that signal and look for her this week. Those are the most beautiful eyes I have ever come across. I love you, Lakshmi! :)



75 comments:

neeraj_only said...

Waw ! Such humanitarian act , being 'crazy' can be so sweet.

U too hv b'ful eyes ( wt say? ) . I m wondering hw nice the eyes u r talking must be :p

sHiNiNg sUrYa :-) said...

Sabbaasss!!!

Satans Darling™ said...

Neeraj,

Kya baat hai! Thank you for the compliment! And yeah for me it was not crazy. It was sweet :) And her eyes were a million times more expressive than mine :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Surya,

Dhanyawad!

MultiMenon said...

This somehow brings tears to my eyes.. Brilliant..speechless.. :) Maybe ur ppl felt it crazy,but it takes a lot to reach out... I am in love with you.. :p

Take care ashyyy.. :)

Nikhil

ktheLeo said...

I wish such gestures get transformed in the resolves to,share,apart of that we have with those who do not have as much as we have.
In poetic mood I say

"दो अश्क उसके पौंछ के क्या हासिल हुया मुझे?
खुशबू नहीं गयी है अब तक मेरे रूमाल से."

Satans Darling™ said...

Nikhil

I knew you would like it after reading your comment on the last post :)

Thanks a lot, I think I really can take up that elder sis position considering my real younger brother's name is Nikhil too :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Leo..

Wah wah.. Kya arz kiya hai aapne :) Have not seen you before, welcome to my blog :)

IcE MaiDeN said...

Awww ashhh!!!! tht was sooo sweet of u!!!

So many times i have seen the kids on the streets, sometimes even felt lik reaching out to them, but i never did. Now i m wondering why? i mean all it took for u to get that lil kid to smile was a hug? surely i cud hav managed tht...

Ur story inpired me. :) Maybe next time, even ill make someone smile. If only everyone was like you, there wud be so less frowns and so many more smiles.

u rock!! :)

luv,
Annie.

Kishore Choudhary said...

Ash we love you

AJai said...

It is just absolutely awesome that you actually did that. Kudos to you. You bring a smile to my face. :)

ktheLeo said...

It means you do not keep a track of your followers!Any way nice post giving reality of emotions,Happy Blogging.

Satans Darling™ said...

Leo

I do keep a track on my followers. Did you happen to change your display name?

Satans Darling™ said...

Just visited your blog Leo. I am sorry, I did miss you there. But I don't remember seeing your comment before. I am sorry :)

Ragpicker said...

This is by far one of the best posts I have read in a very long time.

It shows because of people like you, this profoundly sick society still have some hope.

A master stroke of insight you have ! good ash !

Satans Darling™ said...

Annie,

I know it is difficult to find genuine beggars in Mumbai. Some of them return the chocolates you offer them and ask for money so they can smoke charas etc. Those ones are bad. But this girl was just someone I could not miss. Her eyes called out to me!

Satans Darling™ said...

Kishore Ji,

Long time.. Thank you :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Ajai,

Thanks buddy :) Glad I could make you smile!

Satans Darling™ said...

Rag,

Long time too :) Yeah, if we spread smiles, it gives us a lot of peace!

PULKIT said...

Those acts do make u feel proud of one's self...dont they?
I mean... just in a bliss of a second...u realize that being human can be a blessing if we can just stretch our hands towards those who are in need!
M proud of u ashrita, for being such a good human at heart!
Thanks from her side...


With regards!
Her brother!

Brosreview said...

Ah! That is a wonderful gesture! You shall be blessed for this! So, stay sweet!

MultiMenon said...

Great!! your younger brother is Nikhil too???oh..lovely.. :p You can collectively take up the elder sister position for both of us.. :D

ur a total sweetheart sis.. :)

Nikhil

Satans Darling™ said...

Pulkit,

I usually do not help out any beggars on the road. Like I mentioned in Annie's comment response above,they are not worth it. They return your money if you give them like 1 rupee etc, and they throw back chocolates or goodies which you give them. All they want is to smoke some bong and get wasted. Even kids are like that.

But this girl just called out to me. If you get the time, do check the Times of India epaper, Mumbai edition for today, and you can see a similar pic like hers on the very first page.

Satans Darling™ said...

Brosreview,

Thank you, I will try :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Nikhil,

I am a pretty bad sis [Ask Nik], but yeah I can be a blogger guide for sure :)

Sweetheart... Hmmm thanks :P

ANWESA said...

a poignant post...

PULKIT said...

okies! ash, I will check that out for sure

Satans Darling™ said...

Thanks Anwesa :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Pulkit,

yeah do check it out and give me the feedback

hary!! said...

Hi Ash... there are so very few sweet people lik yu... we tend to see so many movies and tv shows and keep talking about helping others , but 1 out of 100 reals acts it out! It indeed is a selfless act! Cheers and God bless yu! and her!

Hary

Hopeless Romantic said...

awww..nice gesture..i am proud of u ..hugz :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Hiya Hary :)

Thanks a ton.. :)

Satans Darling™ said...

HR

Thank you thank you :P

Adisha said...

That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo very sweet !!!!

ARUNA said...

that's so sweet of u Ashrita! And Yeah when we do something good, we really a good sleep......i agree totally!!!!!

ktheLeo said...

Happiness that you shared with the kid on the street, is like contagious effect, it increases with sharing, and in poetic mood I say:

"ये वो दौलत है जो बांटे से भी बढ जाती है,
जरा हंस दे ऐ!भीगी पलकों को छुपाने वाले",


So be happy and share it with those who do not know how to be....

Satans Darling™ said...

Adisha,

Thank you :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Aruna,

I know, the sleep part is so very true!

Satans Darling™ said...

I love your words Leo :)

:: Pearly :: said...

mwah! i love you! >:D<


yesterday i scolded the crap out of an asshole coz he was messing around with a street dog which wasnt even looking at him! I just dont understand , what is it with people!

sawan said...

hw very touching!! m sure even lakshmi wud be lookin forwrd to see ya again. good one grl :)

Aw.S.M said...

yaaar..u r soo nicee!!!...seriously!! i dont think i wouldve done that..sure i might have wanted to ..but wanting to and doing it are 2 totally different things. I seriously admire you for this...:D

The poor dear mustve been so so happy..in b/w all of her problems in her life, u gave her something to smile about and thats what counts :)

luv
amith

~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

I RESPECT YOU!!!!! *HUGS* for what you did :)

Chriz said...

lakshmi is a sweet girl indeed. touched

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey Arshita,

What a gesture dear....i know it takes an instinct to decide ...and your are there...am touched....waiting to see Lakshmi's foto! :)

sulo badri said...

awww... thts sooo sweet ash... tho many might fel lik reachin out - not evry1 does in the last minute... cheers 4 tht...it not only made lakshmi's day but ours too :) am sure she is sharin the same story sumwher to her frenz...

way to go buddy!

BlossomBlue said...

God bless u abundabtly for such a noble deed..M sure u ll be rewarded in double portion by lord..Tat was really nice of u ash..

mysterious gal said...

wow what a post :D i m so proud of u gal :D
made me remember one such girl i fell in love at first sight for. i still remember i was on my way to janpath for a date and the red light of janpath made me come across her.....she was like selling some things....i generally dont give heed to beggars and especially children because thats a way to encourage a worse livelihood for them....but one look at her and i couldnt refuse...she was thin, dark but with most beautiful green eyes i have ever seen...and that plead just couldn't let me say no......and the smile she gave when i bought her thing was too much....i felt so helpless of not able to do much for a girl who made my day and later i happened to have the best day of my life........but those eyes i can never forget!and i was glad i cd help her with whatever little i cd!

Well i already knew what a great girl u are but this act makes me so proud of u ...that smile is worth millions always :)

Amal Bose said...

that was nice of u to have done that.. most never even look towards such poor souls..

CoFfEe AnGeL said...

What u did, is the sanest thing anyone, who calls themselves human, could ever do :o)

I don't know u, but i am proud...the there are people like u in this world :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Anu,

I know! Some of them are like so irritating!

Satans Darling™ said...

Sawan,

Long time buddy :) Thanks a lot!

Satans Darling™ said...

Amith,

If it made her smile, that is all I want :) She was so cute I tell you!

Satans Darling™ said...

Nusrath,

Thank you girl :) Hugzzzz

Satans Darling™ said...

Chriz,

Yeah she is very sweet. Thank you so much :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Aditi,

Thanks a lot! I will ry to get her pic if I find her on the streets again! So far I haven't :(

Satans Darling™ said...

Sulo Badri,

You think so? Wow.. :) I would be honored!

Satans Darling™ said...

Vasudha,

Thanks a lot girl :) I put this up so that some of us would also reach out to some one some day :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Nabs,

Finding a genuine needy person is a task in New Delhi and Mumbai both. You and I are lucky to have found such sweet girls :)

Satans Darling™ said...

AB

I know, that is the reason why I posted this. Maybe atleast one of us will reach out to someone sometime :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Thank you so much Coffee Girl :)

workhard said...

WOW...That was really nice of u.. most of us do tend to just look away..u took time to actually empathize with her.. That was a wonderful gesture.. im sure she ll remember that and u ofcourse all her life...And do put up a pic when u find here..

parzi said...

you know hat..you not just made her smile but made me smile as well...I'm so happy to know that wonderful souls like you exist..coz today nobody cares for their own people and you actually went out of your way to wipe off the tears of a little stranger on the road...hats off to you...
I truly admire u and respect you for that...if i may say so...I'm proud of you..
hope the little kid is okie now...and trust she will never forget this beautiful gesture you made..
people like you keep humanity alive ...way to go...
god bless..
keep smiling...

Chriz said...

came here for the next post!!!

ZiLliOnBiG said...

You are really commendable Ms.Darling. That was something great to do, and it takes a lot of courage.

But taking a nap in the afternoon is not advisable. You would have postponed that contented nap for the night. :)))

Nice post with a message.Sigh.:0

ZiLliOnBiG said...

just kidding about the afternoon nap.:))) Its heaven to bunk office and sleep in the afternoon.
that contented nap comes naturally to me, when i bunk office that is. :)

Escapist said...

Yuh did grt ! yuh comfort her ....such deeds can mark yuh all through......



Joolliiesss!!!!!!!

P.S:- try to locate her n get paste her dazzling eyes soon

Miss Sunshine said...

hiya dids!
That was WONDERFUL! :D :)
What you did I mean.. Everyone just has those inhibitions..and I am so proud you shed them :) I once helped a tinny li'l puppy , saved him from a drain..!
The love laced lappings he gave me.. :) I still rmbr them.. :)
I know how u feel..and do click her pic :)
cyyyyyyyyya!

MultiMenon said...

1 month and u never said that the break was gonne be such a hugge one.. :( :O I was wondering,one day or two and u wud be bak.. :(((

Missing ya ashhyy.. :((((

Come bak soooooon...

Nikhil

^_^ SENO ^_^ said...

Ash Thats the most beautiful thing I have heard . You are such a Lovely person :)

am Sure the girl must be looking out for u too :)

Shanu said...

Wow that was so sweet..u defntly are a lovely person :)

Quest said...

So is it one more week to go? :)

I too was very busy :D

The abstract scientist said...

Hey, I loved it. I belive it is very difficult to follow your heart the way you did at that momnet. Kudos to you. God Bless!

AMIT said...

Yeah we should help the people in need.Thanks for this useful post.

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ram said...

Well readin dat..hm felt really good..u sure must hv felt same..did u c her 2nd tym!