Waking up early in the morning was always a nightmare for Deepak, but he was lucky enough that his office started by 10.00 AM. Problem started recently when his boss ordered all the team members to reach office positively by 8.00 AM, for a week, to cope up with the deadlines.
Deepak thought, that it means he has to catch a 7.30 AM metro, means he has to wake up at 6.30 AM, means…blah blah blah…and that whacko will come in his BMW, who made him the boss! Cursing boss was the only happiness in the world, he declared to himself. Frustration had overcome Deepak’s senses.
He thought about his wife Muskan and got a bit motivated and felt lucky because she goes to office by early metro, after finishing all her chores, cooking and packing lunch for both of them. Her house keeping was perfect and ofcourse she was soft spoken and beautiful too. Next month they would be celebrating their 4th marriage anniversary.
Next day 7.20 AM sharp he was in the metro station, still 10 minutes for the train. He started looking here and there and then he saw this beautiful lady, busy with her mobile. She was dressed beautifully. How these females can afford to get time to dress up in matching attire! Cream chudidar, cream earrings, cream watch, cream bracelet and woah she is carrying a cream purse too, observed Deepak. He observed more closely, her eyes were so big, so sharp, mrignaini is the perfect name for her, he thought. Deepak tried to draw her attention, but she was busy with her smart phone.
Train came and all over.
Office…boss…deadlines…tired…home…sleep, but next day, 6.30 AM alarm woke him up with thoughts of Mrignaini. 7.30 AM Metro station and yes! she was there, today in blue jeans and white kurti, all matching, only one thing that didn’t change were her beautiful eyes matching with her personality.
Now 7.30 AM Metro was happiness for Deepak, it brought a fresh air of life, the definitions inside his mind started changing. Life was so monotonous for him, all week work, weekend movies, eating out, shopping and again Monday. All good, all rosy, all happy, but some element was missing. He compared Mrignaini with Muskan and thought, this poise, this elegance, this confidence, this attitude, was missing or he ignored, or he forgot to see it in Muskan.
Her eyes, her eyes, her eyes, Mrignaini and her personality had filled that empty corner of his mind. He was satisfied, happy and felt complete.
It was Friday, deadlines were well met, boss was happy, promised his team to give special increments and Deepak was also happy to be back to his routine and freedom to enjoy his morning sleep, but that empty corner now filled by Mrignaini, popped up in his mind.
Last day of 7.30 AM Metro and she was there as usual, smiling and talking over phone.
Deepak went and tapped her from the back. Surprised and puzzled Mrignaini stood up with a jerk.
“Oh you, what are you doing here. You said you were availing 8.00 AM Metro,” she said.
“Yes, I told so, but you know this 7.30 AM Metro has introduced me to the most beautiful lady of the world, my Mrignaini. Rather I had rediscovered my love, which I had taken for granted, and it’s you my dear wife, my dear Muskan,” Deepak exclaimed.
“I am not getting it, what are you saying?”, Muskan asked, puzzled, unable to digest the sentence.
Deepak smiled lovingly and said, “The first day I saw you here, I decided to see the other side of you, not the side which I had taken for granted, I imagined you as Mrignaini and realised that you are blessed with all the goodness a person can imagine. I am very lucky to have you, dear wife.”
Muskan smiled back and said,” Happiness is always very near to us, we just overshadow it with numerous layers of perceptions, assumptions, and notions and take it for granted. Don’t worry we make the best pair.”
And Deepak finally decided that happiness was togetherness, to be surrounded by person whom you care and love..
Love was there, but the dust of monotony, hid the glow of it. The fresh rain of June and the rainbow after the rain, filled all the colours in their life, in the form of 7.30 AM Metro.