Richhaaaaa.......... The tone with which my name was called still resonates in my ear. I can still hear to the familiar beck and call and immediately respond to it. Memories,......., funny things they are! They make you cry your heart out AND they make you smile. It makes you gloomy and a split second later, that very memory cheers you up, you smile at the very thought of that moment in which you had the chance to experience, to share, to live with someone !
"Someone, suddenly from somewhere, comes and stands besides us,
He grasps our hand, he touches our heart,
And soon he's EVERYWHERE !!!! "
That's how Rasiya is ! Day before a stranger, then an acquaintance and then a part of all of us........Some people just walk in and before you realize it, their presence becomes a part and parcel of our very own existence.
Rasiya is a magician. Every minute that you spend with him, he conjures a smile out of thin air and pastes it right on your lips and makes you believe that this is where it rightfully belongs to, NEVER LOSE IT ! Oh! he's a charmer. He can charm you with his intellect, his passion and of course, not to forget his never ending, crazy stories of w***t............ The twinkle of delight in his eyes mesmerizes you.
Endless nights of complicated questions of probability, incomprehensible MC assignments and my incessant cribbing about "oh! how sad and difficult my life has become!"....... All of this I share with him. And Rasiya always has a solution, its called "chill kar yaar, ho jaega". Maybe there's something in his voice that immediately soothes you. All your anxieties simply blow away like a whiff of air and you know that sooner or later, "ho jaega".
But suddenly Rasiya just walked away, away to nowhere. And I am left gazing at the endless expanse before me, my eyes searching for that familiar face, that reassuring look of his eyes, my hands stretched out in anticipation that the gaps between my fingers will be filled with that firm yet gentle clasp of his hand. I am speechless, my throat is choked with all those words left unsaid.
And then ShaKira tells me to smile, "Smile, not because he's nowhere, but because he's NOW- HERE, because he pasted that everlasting smile on our lips." LIBOR fills up the gaps between my fingers, shares with me all those moments he shared with Rasiya, brings me even closer to my memories, memories of happiness and pleasure.Alongwith ShaBnam, I walk the path that has Rasiya's footprints on it and we feel his presence around, subtle yet encompassing us from all sides !
One thing's for sure, all those angelic beauties up there would have gone weak in their knees, just as I did when I first met Rasiya ! Oh! I am so jealous of them ............