Sunday, September 5, 2010

BILLING QUEUE

A day before I was in a small departmental store. I dutifully picked up whatever I had to buy and added myself onto an already long billing queue. Getting bored since the line was moving slowly I started looking here and there. My eyes hooked onto a huge mirror kept right beside the billing counter. It reflected almost the entire billing queue.

And this is what I saw in the mirror:

Each one of us in the queue, it seemed, had hand picked our own dreams and then were waiting with a hint of impatience to reach the counter of destiny hoping the self chosen dreams that we were holding onto so tightly would soon be handed over to us within the packet of reality since making oneself a part of the billing queue simply meant we all were ready to pay the marked price.

26 comments:

Angry Voices said...

Interesting take, as always.
Might have some info for you on certain things that transcend forever-ness. When can we meet?

eks said...

wow! wat a way of looking!! loved it!

rimi said...

awesome piece of writing!!!great thought....jst loved it.

n B c said...

Arka, there's a deficiency of social-oxygen at my end ... you free during Durga puja? We can meet up then...If am there in Kolkata during that time I'll call up for sure! hope doing fine...take care buddy! and thanks for your comment...after a long time :)

Ekta, thanks a lot!

Rimi, thank you ji :)

riya said...

love the way you bring forward such intense thoughts so simply...

n B c said...

Thanks for giving time to the post Riya...

ARINDAM DEY said...

Billing Queue...
Chosen Dreams...
Packet of Reality...
& finally the Marked Price...
Wonderful!!!
Loved it buddy...

n B c said...

Thank you Bhaizaaaaan :D!!!

Aadya. said...

Very Nice!

n B c said...

Thanks...

The insider said...

Very true. Loved the way you said it. :)

n B c said...

Thank you :)

Rustles of a mystic mind said...

wow

n B c said...

:)

Chitrangada said...

very introspective take on a simple 'Billing queue'.......Well done !!!

n B c said...

Thanks for your comment Chitrangada!

dESiiRe said...

really nice....
i love the way u relate simple things in life.......so simply...

n B c said...

Thanks!

PRASHANT KAMANI said...

EXCELLENT NOVO BHAIYA..YOU REMEMBER ME? PRASHANT KAMANI...BEAUTIFULY WRITTEN...LOVE YOUR WORK!

n B c said...

Thanks a lot Prashant! All the best...

dimpy said...

wooooooo..yar kya abnormal dimag h apka...i wonder how people react whn talking to u..hi hi

n B c said...

:P

Vish@l............ said...

interesting thoughts
ur words r magical they truly create magic in everyone's life

n B c said...

Thanks Vishal..

Dolly(Prachi)!!! said...

Great imagination..inspired one

n B c said...

Thanks Dolly!!