I have met you Before

Long long ago. Before we met. Before I fell in love. We had met before, before we met to fall in love. Too many befores. Now the story. 

It was a late summer morning. I was was wondering if I should be off to a gathering of some knowns and some unknowns. I was somewhat younger and going alone to one such place, was a perceived as a risk. A risk because, what if only the unknowns turned up and the knowns didn't. What if I was trapped in a lonely chamber with people I cudn't talk to? 

But nevertheless, like always in life, I took the risk. I wanted to remember some forgotten faces. 

We sat there, under the shade of old neem trees. The hot air, waited. Dry leaves, hung in the air. Time was moving slow. The knowns and the unknowns hung around. Talked stuff. 

And amongst those scores of unknowns, one was Him. I didn't notice him. He hadn't noticed me either. We belonged to some 'unnoticeable'-subspecies of humans. But as I faintly remember, there he was. Somewhere amidst that crowd. A voice lost in the noise. We stood beside each other for sometime. We talked to the same person, without talking to each other. I faintly remember. 

We parted that late summer morning, without knowing that we had met. To meet again. To fall for what seemed inevitable then. And to benumb each other with the opulence of it. But then to break apart, forever. Like.... oh I can't find an example.

And irony is, all the time we were together, I never found the time to tell Him, that -I have met you Before-

the lights are off, there is music, soft& smooth. and there persists the smell of a dry rose in the air. 

16 comments:

d gypsy! said...

oh man...i loved it

but

i much loved the italics under the pic, i think that's the best part for me...

Tapas said...

That was wonderful.Really liked it. :-)

indisch said...

Cool!

Vyzz said...

oh the rose..so beautiful..wat a soul u are..

nice one

vyo

wildflower said...

@ gypsy
the story was written in a hurry, too many memories cluttered to get out in no time, guessed i screwd it :D

@ Tapas
:-) (nose un-missing)

@ indisch
:D yay!

@ Vyzz
thnx Vyo :)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

beautifully done! :-)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

beautifully done! :-)

anirudh said...

this one infused life in me

Tamsin said...

i loved it re...

esp d lines "To fall for what seemed inevitable then. And to benumb each other with the opulence of it."

charming...

................your's entirely said...

I can't tell you how much I liked this one...Outstanding !

wildflower said...

@ raaji
had very less to do, it's one true story :( ... :)

@ anirudh
i love the way u said it..and infusing life is sumthin needed @ regular intervals, or else we feel err...sterile, err...deaD

@ Tamsin
We know, We have known :)

@ ...your's entirely
thankya :D

C R D said...

lovely again!!

You've parted ways forever? Did You get into a relnship?

Cheers
CRD

wildflower said...

@ CRD
I still haven't come to a conclusion about that ...

C R D said...

ok

when art thou visiting my blog btw? [:P]

me... said...

... i guess i know which event inspired u to write this...
good work...

Pied Piper said...

another amazing post from d master herself...but as always, there's no fun without debate..dis is most probably the girls take after the break-up...and u normally think so much in retrospection dat u tend 2 over-exaggerate the value of certain things...had both been still very much together, the protagonist wud never had had the requirement 2 think abt "the meeting"...nways..gr8 wrk...as always..floored!!..:D