I was comin home in train...thinkin to myself...suppose i fall into the track while gettin down...who will inform???(cha...shut up!said my mind).Atlast came chromepet....i got down very fast as i had the great worshop record to be done!!(already 12 mani aayiduthu!).
Suddenly a voice called.."hello white chudidhaar"..i turned back and saw a hefty lady(ena make up!!)..holdin her shoulder was a blind woman..tat lady called me and said"edho venkateshwara school poganumaam,enaku time ila.nee kootindu poyen(edho naa ivaluku vecha aal maadhri!)"...i jus felt my anger leave the surface..but i controlled it and said"ok no probs!"(mechanical recordu???paravaala paathukalaam!)...
tat blind woman came near me and held my shoulder..i cud feel her tension...left alone in darkness jus with the name of the place....not bein able to see...full of anxiety...she started talkin to me..."amma indha venkateshwara school poganum ma.."..i got perplexed...cos i dint kno the place(cha sodhapitiye!)..i jus did not wanna say tat and disappoint her...
i was thinkin wat next wen a small girl came runnin,draggin another blind woman....she came near me and said"akka!ivangalukum kannu theriyaadhu..rendu perum ore edathuku dhaan poganum..neengale vitudungalen..".she said so and left the place..i felt odd....standin there with 2 ppl who cant see but can say abt the direction of the place(yappa..kanna kattudhe!)..after tat...there was somethin new i came across....yes..their conversation...
lady who was wit me:(touchin the other blind woman)"neengalum angadhaan poreengalaa?unga per enna?"
the other lady:"aamaanga naa kooda angadhaan poren...en per rani"
lady1:"oh neenga rani ya?endha oor rani?"
lady2:"endha oor raniya irundha enna?kuruttu raniya poitene!seri namma rendu perum indha madam(naadhaan!) ah pidichukalaam"
they held both my hands and i was walkin in some way i dint kno!!!
lady1:"ungalukku pasanga irukaangala?"
lady 2:"haan oru payyan...nallaa pesuvaan..nammalaala kekadhaana mudiyum!aamaa ungalukku?"
lady1:"aamaan oru payyan irukkan..aana marumaga thorathivitutaama..purushan irukkaara?"
lady2:"irukaaru irukaaru..naadhaan avaruku baaramaa iruken!romba kashtapadarom..adhaan arisi tharaanga nu kelvi patu inga vandhen..indha 3 kilo arisila kudumbatha otalaamnu!"
lady1:"enaku purushan illa maa kadavul kondupoitaaru!enna panradhu..en thala ezhuthu..seri saapatuku kashtapatundhen..naanum arisi vaangalaamnu vandhen!"
till this i was listenin...i wanted to join them too...so i entered into their conversation...
"en ga..venkateshwara school dhaana sonnenga?enga iruku nu oru idea irukka?(adhuku mela poga therila!)
lady 2:"market kulla poganum nu sonnaanga madam(!)"
myself:"ayo!market ah.....adhu opposite side la irukku..naama indha side vandhutom..seri thirumbunga apdi polaam...(cha..enna koduma sir idhu...kevalama poche!)"
lady1:"sorry nga..engalaala ungalukku shramam....enna panradhu..indha madhri help dhaan enga la iruka vekudhu...enga stick dhaanga enga kannu..aana paarunga adhuku vazhi theriyaadhe!(ivanga kooda mokka podraangale!)"
Both of them were laughing and talkin abt wat all they expect to get in their present destination...i was muted by their sense of humour,happiness,satisfaction and view abt life(though they cant see!).....
their destination came and i left them saying.."paathu ponga"
cha....wat an ironical phrase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!