Realization

Last night when I was chewing a chiken leg that tasted like chocolate, I saw a man sitting on the table to my left. I could see his right eye, half of his nose, a little bit of a stubble. The sleeve of his shirt, he's folded a little, left unfolded a little. Frankly, honestly, truly, I found him appealing to the hormones. Any woman would. 

His baritone voice caught me when I caught him almost scolding the waiter. Not that I encourage such rashness. But when it's somewhat crude, the attitude, one gets inclined, doesn't she? When one is bored of the sugar-sweet variety i.e..

So all this kept happening and I was chewing the legs of chocolate. Red brown, tomato brown, chocolate brown. Dreams of capturing and imprisioning Adonis and taking him home to show your friends, the catch!

On his table, whisky on the rocks. The faint golden intoxicating color of alcohol. Things he says once, he's done with. Twenty six-seven? Couldn't be less than that.

He talks business, he talks money. I talk, I giggle with my friend. Once I laugh loud enough to make him turn and look at us. Then I see his left eye and his full face. In my mind, I say, not bad. Good infact!

Then we pay up, get up & leave. I think for the man for five minutes and then my mind moves back to three days ago. To one realization, one truth, that must stand by me, for a lifetime. 

What lay under a face is something I care to know nothing about. I do this being very aware that what lies under the face matters the most. Face is a facade. And I made a casual promise to me, not to get carried away by it. 

What appeals to my mind, will always overrule all that appeals to the eye, to the hormones, i.e. And so be it! 
   

6 comments:

anirudh said...

yeas... right said fred..

physics is the starting point for any internal chemistry..!!

d gypsy! said...

wow...

so well expressed...

the dictum of going by face is like a fact we dont accept, a fact we hope we are not likely to fall for...

and still its either the face or the eyes which comes first...

Standbymind said...

Right ...
So right!
But cant help it at times!
can we?

Amrita Sabat said...

very good realisation....:)....hope u stand by it & dnt get swept off ur feet by anoder 'younger' prince charming!!:D

wildflower said...

@ anirudh
yeah! bitter truth of our lives :(

@ gypsy
i din wanna be a hypocrite, so i confessed ;)

@ Aman
We need to help it....dont we?

@ Amrita
happened just today u know , i met another younger prince charming ..on cloud 9 :P

me... said...

a point made!