Friday, July 28, 2017

My White Shirt

Today while sitting at a public place, I saw two young boys wearing similar red dress. The boys were twins, exact replica of each other. They looked very happy creating nuisance for their parents laughing, running, doing all mischievous among themselves. It was as if they don't need another person in this world. So happy just to be together.

 As with every situation my mind was overwhelmed with lot of thoughts in that very moment. In a fraction of a second so many thoughts crossed my mind. 'What will happen when they grow up? Will they fight on trivial things? Will they share every thing? Will they share their darkest secret among themself? Which one is elder of them? Would they have shared same bond, had they not been twins?' Wait... What?? Yes, only twins can have this sort of bond, right? All of a sudden, everything around me froze. My mind took a jump out of space-time continuum. All those thoughts stopped with that question. And images of my childhood started floating in my vision. I could remember my self wearing a 'white shirt' It was when I was a small child. Perhaps, I've seen that in a picture many times. Me in a white shirt standing in porch of our old house. But I was not the only one in that picture, nor was I the only one wearing that white shirt.
 
To be politically correct you must not take names :). So, I'll try to stay politically correct. But there was someone else wearing the similar 'white shirt'. My mind traversed a whole lifetime before coming back to present. It was like re-living the past but just as an audience. Not able to interacting with it.

  We were not twins. We did not look even remotely similar. I was plump and cute kid. He was lean and active child. We were not even children to same parents. Yet we had the same blood (Cousins). And more importantly, we had 'the bond'. I remember how we took pride in getting same cloths and other things (Though different sizes.) I even remember after we moved away, how we use to sync watches with time shown just before news bulletin on DD national TV channel so that we'd know that both of us are seeing the same time, however silly it may sounds now. I am not sure what usefulness we found in it. But then we don't do everything for usefulness, do we ? Sometimes, we do silly things for other silly reasons like 'love'. And sometimes we do things because we are kids. Anyway, coming back to present, it is evident that it is not only twins who may share such a bond. But these kids in-front of me are surely twins. Still in my thoughts, I was wondering how would they be when they'll grow up? Will they be like us ? Only time can tell that. However I hope they keep laughing, crying, talking, playing together. I hope they keep telling each other stories of life, sharing joys & sorrows, taking & giving advice. I hope they both are there for each other when needed. I wish they'll remain brothers.....

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