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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hey, its me!!



How does it feel?

I mean how does it feel when virtuality meets reality?






The VIRTUAL world:
You know a person from last one year. You've silently read through her life to the minutest detail. You know her in n out (as much as she's comfortable disclosing). You know her likes - dislikes and shared her moments of highs - lows. She's been an inspiration to you, something that finally opened a new door of self expression for you. All this without her knowledge. One day you break the silence playing a mystery man and she digs you out in this vast world wide web. All this happens in this virtual world. You play it in your way of surprises and wait for the real world to take over.

The REAL world:
You take out your bike in a hurry to reach some college before their office timing is over. The work is urgent and you can't afford to miss out on that. Just an hour left, so you put u're helmet on and zoom past 70 kmph in city traffic braving all potshots from fellow drivers/riders on the road. You pass under a flyover and through the helmet frame, you spot a very familiar face. Someone you know from a long time, someone you always wanted to meet and say 'Hey, its me!!'. By the time you realise that reality has taken over virtuality, she's on the move towards other side of road. You slow down fighting the old battle of deciding which is better, virtuality or reality? Finally, the adrenaline rush takes over the control and U end up taking a 'U' turn. With people madly honking behind you on your sudden idiotic move, you quietly apologise and stop behind an autorickshaw. As she speaks to the auto fella, you scan the face carefully trying to discard the raining doubts. Thankfully, deal is not done and the auto moves on, giving me the center stage. "Excuse me, R u AB ?" (even though you are dead sure but you always have to follow some protocol). As you enjoy the confused look on her face, she finally gives up in doubt and confusion replying "Yes" (she's still scanning her vast database of familiar faces but repeatedly getting "Entry not found!" error). Now its time to kill the mystery and reveal the real self, so you take off your helmet and say "Hi AB , its ME!!". A big Jhatka!! And you both burst into laughter. Surprise Surprise, you want to ask how was it but u already got the answer. Man, you want to share so many things in a flash but the day's task overpowers you. You know so many things bout her but you still fumble for words, it looks as if reality will take some time to sink in. For long you were reading a real novel in progress and suddenly its protagonist is in front of you. You exchange a few words and leave with hope of meeting again, still wondering was it real?

So whats the answer to the question with which this post started?
Very simple: You grin... and you grin all day long, time n again!!

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7 Comments:

  • At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anita said…

    well, it was real alright! and you're right about the 'entry not found error'. besides i'm quite bad with names. so i was hoping i hadn't met you before and then forgotten your name!

    and so unbelievable :) i mean, what were the chances and yet... i couldn't help telling everyone the whole day about it! and you even beat me to it and post about it! hehe. well, that's what chance encounters are all about i guess :)

     
  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger Divs said…

    One of the little best things in life.. waiting for the cuppa together.. :-)

     
  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger trixie666 said…

    YOu are weird......really really weird

     
  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger Usha said…

    Loved that post - very well written.

     
  • At 2:56 PM, Blogger Divs said…

    @trixie: Yups m bit weird dear but who isn't ;-) hope u enjoyed the post and hey howz u're hamsters?

     
  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger Divs said…

    @Usha: I am at complete loss of words now.. u're one of my all time favorite and m so happy that u liked the post.. will try to live upto the standard... any suggestions/ criticism are most welcome.. once again, thx for visiting and keep on coming back!!

     
  • At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Shaan said…

    It happened with me many times and its great to see that there are more people like me ;-)

     

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