Eyes speak… even to strangers


There’s a Gujarati song I’ve been humming every morning ever since I first heard it – ‘ I love you re mari sawar ‘ which loosely translates to ‘I love you, O dear beloved mornings mine’. In the last 1 week, I had a few goosebump moments which made my mornings and day extra magical. I guess when we’re in synchronicity with the Universe, magic and miracles flow to us with ease.

  1. Β Last morning, I had to rush from home to avoid missing my scheduled bus. I was already off my schedule by 3 minutes and even a minute more was too precious to lose, as I didn’t like to get late for work. As I reached near the lift, I realized that my metro card needed a refill and I quickly kept the cash and card in my vicinity. Normally there’s not much queue to top up and I thought it will be okay. As soon as I reached the bus station, I got worked up looking at the huge queue at the ticket counter. I took my place in the ladies section and was waiting anxiously and restlessly. Now, the normal routine is that the guy at the counter will attend to 1 person alternating between the general and the ladies queue. The person at the counter was a familiar face, and for a brief 10-15 seconds; our eyes met and I guess he could notice my restlessness. Whether he read my face, body language or my eyes I can’t say for sure, but somehow he figured out I was getting really really late. To my utter surprise and disbelief, he cut the queue for me. Instead of attending to the general queue after the lady ahead of me was given her ticket, he looked at me and took me next…. And, it didn’t stop there. I normally never have a conversation, that morning although I had my headphones around my ears; while he was topping up my card, he asked which bus I took to which I absent-mindedly said xx AM to XX location and he suggested me a 3-month pass instead. While he handed me back my refilled card, our eyes met and I smiled mumbling a thank you. I guess he made the small talk just to calm me down and bring me back my lost smile πŸ™‚

  2. My office is a 7-minute walk away from the bus stop I get down at. At times, while I am walking down the lane, a colleague of mine would make sure to stop and give me a drop right up to the parking if he happens to pass by at the same time as me and catches a glimpse of me. It would be a wonderful gesture to have him stop by even when I’m like literally just a 2-minute walk away from where he’d park and we would chit chat about work and life while we headed on our way to work. This fine morning, with a big wide smile I waved my hand to greet my colleague passing by with his car while I was walking. Only to find seconds later, that it was someone else’s car πŸ˜›Β This was because while I waved my hand to the familiar car (I knew the car make, not the car number – hence the confusion) my eyes met the driver’s eye for a second or so since that car was taking a turn towards where I was walking. That car took another turn, came towards me and there were 3 strangers in the car who all waved their hand with a smile to say hello back !! I waved hello to them again with an embarrassed smileΒ πŸ˜†. They happened to be people working for another office near mine as they parked their car in that parking lot. It was an incredibly sweet gesture on part of the 3 strangers and had it not been for their hello with a waving hand and a beaming smile, I’d have been thinking what a fool I made of myself πŸ˜€

These incidents make me remember the lines of another favorite song of mine :

K tari bolki aankho,
Jaane gholti vaato…

You have eyes that speak,
The things you leave unsaid…

I guess sometimes it’s not the words which touch hearts, it’s the sincerity behind the unspoken silences.


22 thoughts on “Eyes speak… even to strangers

  1. Soul Doors eYes Are
    As ‘they’ say Windows
    in and out of Souls too..
    i Wear
    i had to make
    my Words my Eyes
    And i Guess For All Practical
    Intents and Purposes mY Soul in Words too..
    As We Humans
    Will Adapt
    iN Accommodating
    Struggle For Change iN
    Very Unusual Dancing And Singing Ways..
    but hey..
    tHere is
    Teeth/Lips/Cheeks And
    A White SMiLE NoW too..;)

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    • Hey GiJo… Read your favourite quote and loved it :

      “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.” T.E. Lawrence

      I’m doing very well and hope you’re enjoying life as well. Thank you for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

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