…or doves, maybe. I’m not sure.
Whenever I see a flock of birds, I feel like I should try doing the thing that they show in movies…you know, run towards them and make them fly away…yes, that. I’ve always wanted to do that but I’m just too timid and too conscious about people around that I’ve never actually gotten the chance to fulfill this desire.
So…I wake up a little later than usual this morning, which in turn delays my routine. And when I leave for work, there is no rush, not too many people in the train, the station isn’t crowded and it’s nice that way. It might have been because of my tardy schedule, or might have been the fact that it was Friday. Whatever, doesn’t really matter.
I walk out of the station and notice that there are not many humans around. All I see is this flock of birds enjoying the unusual serenity amid the chaos of this city. And there’s this smile on my face and pride in my eyes for having found this rare opportunity in my favor.
My smile widens. My eyes brighten.
I slowly stroll towards the birds with the wind gently caressing my face and gradually shifting the curls of my hair. A grand moment to take a mental picture of, I tell myself. Because if this were a movie, this is exactly what my opening shot would’ve been.
As I approach my sweet innocent victims of the day, I increase my pace and am all set to give them the fright of their lives.
I’m even closer.
And a few seconds later, I’m standing in the middle…surrounded by birds.
Yes, that’s right. They didn’t move. Not a bit. They decided I wasn’t scary enough. And there I was in the center of the bird crowd wondering whether they were making fun of me amongst themselves.
These birds here, I tell you, don’t fear anything. They go by doing their own thing in their own way not bothering about how they are breaking hearts of people like me. Too much confidence, they’ve got.
Broken desire. Fading smile. Hopeless eyes. Heavy heart. I walked towards work with all that.
Thank goodness there weren’t many people around. Now, do you know why I say I’m too conscious?
Have a great weekend, folks!