The delicate morning sunshine filters in through the window curtains, dispelling the chill of the gloomy night.
As the numbness of the winter slowly disappears ceding it’s place to a readily perceptible warmth in the air, my heart filled up with hope- hope for a change. Last two years have been testing times for me. I wondered- ‘Why does something as noxious as loneliness exist?’. Of late, I have found myself plunging deep into this dark bottomless pit of solitude. Every day, I walk down the aisle of the temple, sit on the rung and stare blankly at the peacefully flowing water of the holy Ganges. People come and people go oblivious of what’s happening around them. More crowded the temple gets, the lonelier everyone becomes. I ponder- ‘Why don’t so many people out there walking side by side on the same stairs, buying sweets from the same shop give half-a-friendly glance or smile?’ I quickly tell myself- ‘Because after all, all of us are strangers.’ It is a big city which throbs with life every moment & yet it is so lifeless. It’s a rule to behave like a mundane cyborg and go about your business not caring an iota about what others are up to.