Ek Kathak Aur Uski Kathayen

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

#3, the fields beckoning!

The next in the series
#1, in the rain
#2, in the sea

"Hey Mister!"

The photographer stopped in his tracks. The voice stopped him. It was the sweetest voice he had heard in many years. The voice brought back memories of the days when he, a carefree kid, cycled down these very roads to the big mango tree and manage to pick a handful. Evading the caretaker at the farm was quite a task but he was adept at the skill of dodging the fellow for the coveted fruit.

He looked at the mango tree a few feet away, age hadn't done much to the tree and the mangoes up there that hot summer afternoon looked just as delectable as they did 25 years ago. The voice called him again,

"Heeyyy Mister"

He turned around - the grin not yet wiped off - to see a little girl, probably 11 or 12 years in age with the friendliest smile on her face. Her hair were tied in a ponytail but there were plenty of those hair all over her face; her black hair accentuating the blackest eyes he had ever seen. She was the fairytale pre-adolescent in flesh and blood! The most endearing kid he had seen in his 38 years, the kind of kid that manages to get a genuine smile out of you with zero effort!

If he really came here to reclaim his lost childhood, he mused, then this was the moment he just managed it!

"Yes missy?"
"You see that tree"
"I do"
"And those mangoes?"
"Oh those! of course I do! They're just like what they were 25 years ago"
"How do you know what they were 25 years ago"
"I used to steal them, you see!"

Her eyes grew larger with excitement. He could read the excitement; he was getting quite excited himself. She looked at him, earnestly, her expression betraying her thoughts alltogether. He gave her the kind of grin his face forgot about years ago managing plenty of betrayal itself! And before you could say "yes" or blink they were racing towards the tree!!


  • At 9:35 AM, March 16, 2005, Blogger Daneshia said…

    Kathsie! Loved it :D
    I want juicy mangoes!!!!! And somebody like that person to help me!!!!!!!!!

  • At 2:29 PM, March 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey kathak!
    i liked the story very much!
    Can't think of anything better!

    love you,
    Agent R!

  • At 7:52 PM, March 16, 2005, Blogger S m i t h a said…

    Hey Missy Kathak..good show :)

  • At 5:17 PM, March 17, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Danny, thanks!!!!! DON'T TALK ABOUT MANGOES.... I'M ON A DIET.....!!! I wonder why the entire universe is conspiring against me :((

    Agent R, Thanks :)
    And, I love you too, as always!

  • At 5:24 PM, March 17, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Smitha, since i've already given away a lot of love and since this is not your comment board but mine and since my comment board doesn't make me love ppl as much as your comment board does, I have something else for you!

    I have a host of smiles!!!!!!

    And you're the computer engineer... so put it on a while loop, like a while(1) or something, and you'll get sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many smiles :D


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