If We Meet

Meeting strangers is nothing new for this generation. We do it everyday-add strangers on our online social (virtual) circle just because they have a cool/hot (depending on your gender) display picture. We adjust with strangers all the time, at school, offices, sometimes even get married to strangers we’ve never seen before (it happens only in India). But would you meet a random person and just start talking to them?

I’m a big fan of Before Sunrise & Before Sunset. I daydream about meeting a handsome stranger (yes, handsome is a prerequisite, what? I’m only human!) & fleeing with him on a random senseless detour from my everyday humdrum life. I want to meet someone who for once looks deep into my eyes, beyond my spectacles & continues poking at my intellect (or whatever there is of it). Someone who has a problem with Paulo Coelho’s writing like I do & someone who’d fight with me over the eccentrics allowed to a writer. Who would discuss with me about life & death and that faulty see-saw called Karma.

What would happen when I meet that stranger? That moment when our eyes would meet, will we acknowledge each other or treat this as an irrelevant incident? Will we take the chance & explore the unknown facets of life together or turn our heads back, returning to the safety of the known? We won’t ask each other our names, for names are just nouns…proper nouns meant to identify you. Who needs that when I already know your thoughts & you? Will we take down our addresses or phone numbers? May be if you stimulate my mind enough to make me hungry for more.

We would not talk about personal stuff. As much as I value your opinions I’d never ask if you have a family. I am not going to delve into your life & try to judge you by the mistakes you made and the accomplishments you claim to be yours, for I know life isn’t the way we want it to be. So let me just ask what you want & why. Show me who and what you are & I’ll do the same. Let the world see us as strangers.

I’m waiting to meet you, stranger & then see what happens next.

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12 thoughts on “If We Meet

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  2. well, it was an awesome read… and without trying to be flirtatious, i must say that it made me think “is there really someone who thinks just like me?” i mean, i don’t have any intention to meet handsome guys, but the rest is just my thoughts reflected in a person of the other gender. i’ve watched Richard Linklater’s each of these two movies more than a dozen times, and i hate Paolo Coelho too. i don’t believe in the karma crap too. so it was spooky to read all these things with a constant deja vu of “did i write this article?”
    loved it. keep posting :

  3. “It’s exactly what you have alwasys intended to complete. Every person, when they are young, knows what their Individual Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and also everything is possible. They are not worried to desire, as well as to desire for every little thing they want to see take place to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a strange force begins to persuade them that it will certainly be impossible for them to understand th

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