Have you ever wondered
how strangely beautiful it is-
the way people meet and depart?
It’s like little soap bubbles- hundreds and thousands of them-
forming and disappearing like they never existed-
leaving behind their soft wetness on your palms
to remind you that yes! They did exist!
And it’s like those millions of stars in the night sky-
each one far away from the other-
each one so near to the other…
popping into our vision somewhere between their beginning and end…
lighting up the black void, if only for a while…
and deftly merging into the sunlight- tip-toeing out of your lives-
only to subsist somewhere else in someone else’s sight.
And people are like the roads that we travel upon-
helping us move from one point in time and place to another-
giving us company for that particular distance in our life for which they were destined
and then leaving us behind or being left behind-
whatever be the case-
to show some others their way through life-
while we move on with our journey- travelling on yet other roads.
Some that we walk upon everyday…
some once in a while …
and some….once in a lifetime…
some with pits and manholes…
some with trees shading the sides….
some busy with traffic..
some solitary for life..
And isn’t it beautifully strange how people meet and depart? ?.....