Happiness

..and for a few moments EVERYTHING was right in the world and so she smiled, smiled at every face walking towards her and even those walking behind her could say that she was smiling.
She smiled like it was the only thing that existed to do and she didn’t understand what kept her from doing just that all her life, but now she knew and so she smiled with every inch of her body.

I once read somewhere that remember every day, someone out there is having the best day of their life.
To think, today I am that person.
Yes world, that’s me.
I don’t know if this will be the best day of my life but I know today that I am happy, oh SO painfully happy.
Why?
Because I can be, because I choose to be, because I can choose to be.
I connected with at least a hundred people today, most of them don’t know it, but we connected.
I connected with the family beside me on the airplane, those two little girls made my heart ache with nostalgia, just like that I was ten years old once again on a flight with my family, fascinated in wide eyed wonder at every little part of the journey.
I connected with the young boy diagonal to me, he was watching that new Avengers movie, he looked like he would be a nice chap.
I connected with his sibling too who was watching Frozen.
I connected with the child in front of him, we actually watched a movie together although they didn’t know that. Big Hero 6. It was a different experience watching it with no sound, I think I liked it better this way.
I connected with the lady in front of me watching the latest rendition of my favourite fairytail, Cinderella. That charriot though!
I connected with that little girl when I gave her the chocolate from my tray. She was precious.
I connected with a whole catwalk of strangers when I went for a stroll around the airport, I smiled because I felt us connecting and as I looked around I saw so many reasons to smile. The father carrying his sleeping daughter like a log in his arms, ladies whose beauty simply blew me away I mean WOW, the middle aged woman strutting around in hot pants having sexier legs than I will ever have, the couple gal pals heartily laughing at something no one else in this universe would probably understand, The lady whose curls were simply perfection, the mother and son walking in a tightly wrapped hug, the steward distributing toys to kids on the flight and while we are on the connection front, free airport wifi, we sure as hell connected! πŸ˜‰
My life is beautiful, and today was a day I really wondered why I have wasted nearly twenty three years of this perfect life not knowing this, not seizing this, not loving this?!
Sigh.
I am living each moment in the afterglow of the brilliance the previous one was. It feels unreal, but like this is what reality should have been all along.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nivendra says:

    Airplane connections are the best!:) I’ve connected with so many people on flights to and fro from Bangalore, and also to and fro from Bangalore to Amdehbad!:). They leave lasting impressions in your heart.

    I love how you capture moments!:)

    1. soumyaj says:

      πŸ™‚ They are the best

  2. ssttr7 says:

    this is beautiful!

    1. soumyaj says:

      Thankyou! πŸ™‚

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