the long search

When you have nowhere to go, go back to yourself.

The Baggage

The tall flower plants blocked my view of her as she emerged from the office. The laptop case suspended from the left shoulder, her handbag from the other. A dossier in one hand and the cell phone in the other. She was struggling and I could clearly see that.

But I was so glad to see her. It was after a long interval.

I had been waiting for a quite a while but then, I would have waited any length of time for her.

As she spotted me, she tried to wave at me. There she was, struggling to handle so many things at one time; the burden weighing her down. It was one of those testing phases of life for her, phases that can shake anyone. But one gritty woman she was (and still is).

“Waiting for long? I know, you have been,” she said. I gestured at her laptop. “What?” she asked. “You can give it to me,” I said.

“Don’t worry, I can manage. I do this every day,” she said.

“See, I won’t exactly like carrying a ladies handbag but you can give me the laptop.” I was insistent. So was she. “That one is a little more heavy than normal. There are so many things stuffed inside,” she said.

“That’s what friends are for - to carry your extra baggage, are not they?” I quipped, extending my hand to take the laptop bag.

She looked at me, as if trying to figure something out, and then said: “You are right.”

A share of her burden on my shoulders, she and I hit the road. Talking vacuities...

29 comments:

Agnes 26 October 2008 at 00:11  

I really like the way you write. You write beautifully. You see things beautifully.

Talking To My Soul 26 October 2008 at 00:19  

-->Agnes

Thank you very much, Agnes. I am touched. Really.

Thanks for visiting again. I felt great.


*cheers*

Agnes 26 October 2008 at 01:26  

:-)

Diana 26 October 2008 at 08:18  

"That’s what friends are for - to carry your extra baggage"

SN fits so perfectly into this job....lol

Jokes apart, good one Siba....BTW, who's she?.....I know U'll never answer.

Cheers!

Talking To My Soul 26 October 2008 at 17:17  

-->Di Sa

My friend she is. Did I forget to mention, Di Sa? And, I answered, didn't I?

Thanks for the good words. Thanks for reading.


*cheers*

Soni 26 October 2008 at 21:37  

It is truly beautiful. It had to be as it has clearly been written from the heart. And when you write something with so much feeling, the words just flow. Beautifully visualised. I could imagine the scene so well as I read the post. And I will not ask you who the girl is.

Talking To My Soul 26 October 2008 at 22:47  

-->Soni

Thank you, dear. With those lovely words, you just made my day. Could I have asked for more?

I will always be grateful to God for the great friends He gave me.

And, yes, you can ask me who she is.

Keep coming back.

*smilez*

an experience...nothing short of it 26 October 2008 at 23:18  

A beautiful piece. Pleasure to read such beautiful things on your blog.

Talking To My Soul 26 October 2008 at 23:42  

-->Experience...

Pleasure is all mine. You dropped in. Thank you.

What you read is my experience. Just that.

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Keshi 27 October 2008 at 10:07  

You see more than what the naked eyes can see. I love the way u think, understand and write!

Keshi.

Talking To My Soul 27 October 2008 at 13:35  

-->Keshi

I can only say: That's a massive compliment. Saying anything more would spoil it, Keshi.

Thank you so much. I guess, I am learning to see things and all of you who keep coming over to this place are inspiring me.

Thanks again.

*smilez*

Keshi 27 October 2008 at 14:07  

I give compliments only when its very well-deserved, so grab it with a big smile.

Baggage - right now I hv alot to claim ;-)

Keshi.

Talking To My Soul 27 October 2008 at 14:40  

-->Keshi

Of course, I grabbed them with both my hands. And with a big smile. You must've heard it a million, billion and trillion times but you are just GREAT.

Claim your baggage, Kesh. Need help?


*smilez*

Diana 27 October 2008 at 15:25  

Happy Diwali

Keshi 28 October 2008 at 04:50  

**You must've heard it a million, billion and trillion times but you are just GREAT.


haha but I dunno how many of em r truly meant!

tnxx Soul HUGS!



**Claim your baggage, Kesh. Need help?

I think only I can clear my emotional baggage, right? ;-)


btw ur so kind!

Keshi.

Talking To My Soul 28 October 2008 at 10:44  

-->Keshi

Right, Kesh. Only you can claim your emotional baggage. None else can do that for you. But you can always find friends for support.

*smilez*

Keshi 28 October 2008 at 10:56  

I dunno wut it is, its only getting harder for me to depend on friends :)

Keshi.

Talking To My Soul 28 October 2008 at 11:15  

-->Keshi

You should never depend on others.
But never lose sight of that thing called hope, Kesh. Hope for faith, trust and love. You may not always get them but who does. But it is hope that keeps you going in life, does not it?

I believe friends will not let you down, never leave you. Remember, one who left you mid-way was never a friend to begin with. Have faith.

*smilez*

Keshi 28 October 2008 at 12:05  

ty Soul! wut u said is true...Hope is a must.


**Remember, one who left you mid-way was never a friend to begin with

I so agree. I dunno why I let such ppl make me sad. :)


Keshi.

Talking To My Soul 28 October 2008 at 12:34  

-->Keshi

That's because you are a GREAT person.

Remember all those who left you mid-day can't do what you have done. They can't spread happiness like you are doing. Even if they left you, you still remember them fondly. I don't think many can do that.

WarmSunshine 30 October 2008 at 01:06  

Awww I found this one so sweet. Really. You made a very ordinary conversation between two ppl seem so meaningful. Wonderful the way you put it!

P.S. I love the tagline you have... "When you have nowhere to go, go back to yourself." I simply loved this line!!

Talking To My Soul 30 October 2008 at 01:39  

-->Sunshine

Thank you so very much for those words.

Those was like a palmful of sunshine. Very warm and refreshing.

Thanks for visiting.


*cheers*

Keshi 30 October 2008 at 04:58  

all I can say is Im glad I hv someone who can u'stand my feelings. tnxx Soul HUGS!

Keshi.

Trevor Penn 30 October 2008 at 11:17  

Nice.

“That’s what friends are for - to carry your extra baggage, are not they?”

You hit home with that line. It's amazing how a friend's baggage is lighter on your shoulders.

You're a good man, Soul.

Talking To My Soul 30 October 2008 at 13:35  

-->Keshi

I am trying to acquire empathy, Kesh. You have loads of it. So you know.


Thanks a lot.

*smilez*

Talking To My Soul 30 October 2008 at 13:37  

-->Trevor


Heyy, Crooner. Good to see you, mate. Thanks for those nice words. I really value them.

Didn't someone say: Relationships do not last, only friendship does.

Thanks for coming over.


*smilez*

Keshi 31 October 2008 at 07:35  

;-)

Keshi.

Mys Lyke Meeh 5 November 2008 at 17:18  

Yeah, right---burden is less unless it's shared---

A very good read.

Take care.

Talking To My Soul 5 November 2008 at 17:24  

-->Mys Lyke Meeh

Thanks Mys. You are so right. "Burden is less unless shared."

Thanks for dropping in.


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