Her vision

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: June 06, 2018

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In the crowd of hundreds of Mumbaikars,first time I was travelling by train to Goa.Upset with my life and bored with my cicumstances I chose to spend my weekend alone at the calm beaches of Goa.Hurriedly grabbing my ticket and all the handy luggage I had,I rushed to my compartment,searching for my seat.I had never experienced a train journey so far.It was all new to me.People around me were surprised to see a well dressed gentleman belonging from a rich family though travelling from a Non A/C compartment of a ordinary train.Finally after finding my seat and adjusting with the surrounding I was seated, uncomfortably though,My eyes went straight on the woman seated on the window seat next to me.She was ordinary like all others but the only thing which I found different in her was she was continuously looking outside the window and witnessing the natural beauty,she was repeatedly appreciating it to the people sitting next to her. It had been one hour or so after the journey started and I being a rich and introvert refused to talk or even have a conversation with anyone else.I was fine with my regular playlist of songs with my favorite headphone. On the contrary,She was continuously talking to all the other passengers telling them her story of life.I couldn't hear her but I was observing her lip movements.She was unusual rather.She was not making any eye contact with anyone.I found it a little weird and I was curious about her.I kept aside my headphones and made an attempt to have a conversation with her. "Hello, It's Abhimanyu" "Hi, Myself Anushka.People prefer to call me 'Anu'.Even you can if you wish to."She replied with no eye contact again. My curiosity was triggered.Before I could say anything,she was so excited to know about my strory. "So,Abhimanyu,What are you up to as your career? What are your dreams for life?Tell me something about your life story." She asked. "Dreams" and me.The equation didn't match.My life was going from such a stage where I was upset with my life so much that I had no time for my "Dreams".But she was different.It seemed that she was an ambitious and equally life loving person that was exactly opposite to mine.So,to answer her question,I just gave a short reply. "I have done MBA in Finance.I am an enterpreneur. And life is routined to be boring and typical." "Oh! MBA..It seems you are passionate about your career and then why do feel life is boring? I disagree.Life is so beautiful." She emphasized with a smile. "Beautiful and life? Mine is not.Boring and uninteresting.Rather depressing and stressful.At least from incidents that are going on in my life I feel so." Confident with my sorrows,I replied. "I definitely don't know about your life.But I believe Life is so beautiful.There is something postive in everything.You need to find it."Her optimistic outlook manifested. "What is positive in my life?Being an orphan I couldn't even see my parents.I was adopted by my Father's friend.I don't even have my parents photograph." "Sorry! I can understand you but you were adopted and were given a safe future ahead with caring parents.Isn't this positive?" She replied. "Well..then what would you say about the Mother who adopted me?She had suffered from severe heart problems since my childhood." "It's unfortunate but still she has fought with her circumstances and is here to stand by you."She was confident on her opinions. "Currently I am an enterpreneur but my life is so disturbed since I lost my job out of some baseless salary issues." "Maybe if won't lose your job you wouldn't have got the opportunity to do something on your own.Your life would have been more boring than this." "Well..maybe you are right."I said with uncertainty. "Life is so beautiful.Learn to see it with positivity. She stressed upon. "I think yes..You see things differently.You found out. something positive in every crisis of mine.I must appreciate your vision." "Thanks..We all have a vision of our own.And once we learn to see things with beauty of the eyes of our mind we live a happy life."She said. "By the way,Who are you?Tell me something about your life."I asked. "Ya I would be happy to share but my destination has arrived.Maybe if we meet on some other train journey to share something different.Good bye for now". "Oh! It's fine.Thanks for showing me life with your vision.Your eyes see world differently"I appreciated. "It's ok.Good bye and have a happy journey ahead".She went as her destination arrived. I was so surprised about her attitude towards life.I wondered how could she see things so beautifully.I was curious to know about her story.I remembered she was telling about her life to the passenger next to her when I was busy with my headphones. I enquired about her to the lady next to me. That lady told me something which my senses couldn't believe.Back of the mind I was completely moved.But back again I recalled about her unusual habbit of not making eye contact. Yes,She was blind.She had never seen this world.But just kept appreciating this world.She had no vision for which I had appreciated her.Her eyes were unable to see but capable of finding positivity.She left with a disturbed mind for me but gave me a beautiful vision for my life.


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