There is this murmur in your head saying something which you cant understand...Not that language spoken is unknown... Not that thought is irksome.... but just because its quite impossible to comprehend them with a sane mind. A thousand voices saying to you – their opinions, their priority , their exaggerations and what not and you sometime end up taking it – rather forced to take it.
It was a dream,which I never want to be materialized.
My hands were getting numb after driving for long hours, don't know since when i was driving. The road was winding and climbing up. Below I could see the green belt of eucalyptus and cannon ball trees, spanning across a numerous hills with patches of clouds touching them at here and there. When the car graced across the wild bushes around the corner, chilled dew drops sprinkled across my face.
I didn't know where i was going. The road was getting presented in front of my eyes ....from somewhere Apart from a small grunter of the car,there was nothing else to listen except the silence. Even that couldn't match the beauty which surrounded me. An effervescent yet mystique smell straddled across everywhere. My vision was getting blurred because of the mist on the glass, i put on the viper to draw it off.....
Out of the blue, I saw her, in white surrounded by fog ...like a ghost. She waved her at me, i pulled over.
“ I am going this way, can i join you .....”.
“But i don't know where i am going??” I artlessly submitted.
“Please let me join you “ she didn't wait for the answer before I could , the door was locked from inside .
“ Do you know where this road leads to ??” I queered , the journey had begun...again.
“ I don't know , but I can give you a company” she said with a assuaging tone.
The road ahead, like the cadence of a once forgotten song, meandered to somewhere we didn't know .We didn't talk. Silence was playing yet another master stroke. I didn't want to break the quietness nor did she. So we played along. A cat and mouse game.
Time, it seems was hesitating to move. But the places around passed on to new places. Some interesting, some beautiful, some that may never be seen.
Suddenly the fog thickened, and vision became hazy. I stopped the car, And waited for the vision to be cleared.Mean while silence continued.
“Talk to her” ....something in me said.
“No!! don't do that ...she likes silence ..don't break it” ....somebody else said with authority.
“May be she wants you to speak first”....former stressed.
“just don't listen to them ..you have got a long journey” ...said a third.
I didn't know what to do....So I waited.
May be seconds were moving to minutes and them onto hours....we waited.
Suddenly the mist cleared and slowly my speedometer began its ascend.
They were talking in my head, arguing what needs to be done.
“Maybe i should talk to her” ...somebody with the veto power came up.
“Why do you want to come with me?” I asked her.
A smile – that was the answer.
“she is just another hitch hiker” ...someone from the group said.
“No she wants to know more about you” another said.
“I think you should let her out” .....the third said.
“Enough!!!!” I screamed
“what happened ??? “ she asked with a shaky voice.
“Stop the car, I need to get out. Now!”
I stopped the car.
Before I turned towards my left, the door was opened and closed.
She was walking into the mist. I wanted to call her.
But I didn't know the name.
And then she was gone.
May be in some other night's dream I would ask her why she left me ?
Strange isn't it ?