I gazed towards the horizon The sky was unusually dark It was barely evening and yet The thundering clouds cracked the sky into half
And then it happened I heard a voice, strangely mine As I turned around, it was me. It was the mirror image of me, but fitter. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked, confused and I felt everything one would feel if they saw a doppelganger that never existed.
He said "Hey, I'm you from the parallel universe."
I recognised him, it was me. I thought it was crazy too. He had a large arm, flat stomach, clean face, a good haircut and a wide smile. He was everything I wanted to be. I didn't know what to say, I was taken aback.
And he said "I know what you're thinking, but I'm here only to tell you, we're the same. Just products of different choices. I worked towards the same things as you did, but I didn't give up. I didn't whine as you did, and I continued. I believed in patience, I believed in hardwork and it worked out for me."
He said to me what I needed to hear, what I needed was to believe more in myself. He changed my life forever, and now I live everyday, in the hope of returning him the favour.
My childhood wasn't all bad you know I remember when I was small, I had a lot of friends. And we had a lot of trees and plants where I lived And some people used to have gardens. They'd maintain it.
Every summer, 11 o clock, me aniket and one or two other kids would go and chase butterflies in the sun. I remember the bright sun. We'd jump walls chasing them, we'd climb, we'd beat any bush if needed and we'd follow. I once caught a green coloured butterfly with black dots on it. And once a blue. Yellow butterflies were very common. We'd catch them, if possible. And we'd see them as a whole, and then release them. I found them fascinating, the colours, the wings and the sizes.
I think that the place where I did this has my heart. Even if It's not the same. The people have changed, the place is developed, but the memory, still gravitates me towards it.
The time didn't stop, There were no violins Neither the blossoms fell Nor the breeze started ringing. It was just two persons looking eye to eye He leaned on and she moved her chin up This time no one flinched, And they kissed.