Friday, 10 June 2016

Bengaluru Tales

Every morning is the same. The concrete jungle has its working hours and relaxing hours. A plate of idli-vada from the locally famous Veena Stores to the 3D Sci-fi movies at the multiplex theaters, everything is made available to a middle-class family. The innocent bellowing of the school children, turned to a callous screaming of young adults, turned to an unending and inaudible roaring of tensed adults - are some of the perks of living in a busy city.

Midst all the noise, emerges Suzi, a friend to man and less a beast to cats. Suzi tags along with almost everyone who cares to feed her and pet her. I am privileged for Suzi takes me to be her friend. We walk along the footpath, and soon reach the nearby park. We play until we are tired and have scared the hell out of other kids, walkers and joggers. We retire for the day, and Suzi is happy with her full packet of Parle-G biscuits. It has now become a routine, for I who am fond of watches leave home exactly at the set time. While Suzi is already there waiting for me. Wonder who tells her the time, and she is never late!

The love between us grew so intense that Suzi had seen me laughing and crying. I shared my happiness with her, and she would convey immense happiness by rapidly wagging her lean brown tail. When I was down, she made all the efforts to put a smile on my face, she was happy in my happiness. I had a friend, a real friend.

One day, I waited for her, but she never came. Days went by and there still were no signs of Suzi. I was low, but I had to move on. Suzi must have felt the same way, but we both knew that we would no longer see each other again. And to this day, Suzi is my unsung hero who taught me what friendship was.

8 comments:

Kiran Samat said...

Woah, real story ma'am?

Suhasini Srihari said...

What is fiction but a series of real happenings!

Chandrashekar Manohar said...

Suzi.. Where art thou dear suzi
The biscuists remain
The love not forgotton yet for all the time spent and all the love exchanged time.. Woe begone that time has taken away you far away.. Once here now forever, dear suzi yhank you for helping a little panda realise what she does best.

On a side note- watches.. Watches and watches;)

Suhasini Srihari said...

Suzi is still in the little panda's heart and thoughts.

Arun said...

I'm reminded of Hachiko waits story. As usual you are ....

Suhasini Srihari said...

I always cry whenever I watch that movie. Indeed, a dog is a man's best friend.

Arun said...

The book with same title for grade 2 and 3 is available and remains in my suggested list. I show my copy to students and tell the story always remain the fav story. I do send you books list I read on similar subject

Suhasini Srihari said...

Do suggest some of them on 'goodreads'. Let me see if I can get hold of those books.

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