Look deep into her eyes, you ought to find her Story said my camera while it had just then captured a true smile of a happy flower vendor.That smile was indeed a real one, after all, she saw her daughter in me ! The story of how her daughter, who was once my age, managed her studies and household and now is the owner of a well-known event management company that feeds a considerable number of families like hers was no less than any movie ! If you keenly observe , there is a small story behind every big smile ! For that matter, there is a story behind everything and everyone .
The best story of an author might have a better story behind it, the story behind the super hit song isn’t hit yet ! The story of how India won the championship might be very interesting but don’t deny the story behind your favorite t-shirt or a pen ! Well, the stories about the stories behind every story is in itself a very vast story!
While I was typing these words on a running bus, a senior citizen sitting right next to me initiated a conversation, he told me that he was both annoyed and sad to see all the youngsters constantly moving their thumbs on a 4-5’ screen without giving a damn to their surroundings ! I wasn’t offended yet I thought he was right to a certain extent and then he slowly asked me if I could share what I was typing since the past few minutes . I was happy to tell him how I was trying to put my thoughts about the stories behind everyone and everything, so was he!
He did share his story of how he developed a bank in a rural area, how difficult it was to get married to the love of his life, how his grandchildren were to be brought up without listening to their Grandma’s stories and yet he was cheerful and young at heart ! I don’t know if it was right on my part but I just ended up asking the reason of him traveling in a bus when his phone’s wallpaper was a Happy family along with a dog in front of a big house and a black car ? Smiling, he replied , just like you, I too am here to seek the story behind little smiles and experienced eyes ! He added that once a week he would travel to a nearby place in a bus just to cherish his college days and also to get inspiration to complete the story of his life ! We were having a great time without knowing each other’s name or number, I might not come across the same person again, but this story will be surely be mentioned in one of the chapters of the story of my life as well as his! It was time for us to continue our journey in two different paths and at the end he told me, every story has a happy ending , do not forget to end yours with this pretty smile ! That just made my day, don’t know if that sentence was just a compliment , it surely had several folds of inspiration and wisdom !
While walking towards home from the bus stop , I just thought of concluding this short story with a note that reads : Every story has a happy ending, might not be happy in everyone’s perspective but that shouldn’t matter unless and until it’s a happy ending for you ! Some stories serve as inspirations, some serve as bad examples , and we get to choose the story that we wish to leave behind before we ourselves become a story.
And I still wonder if that person was real or a fictional character just as in any other story ! Now I’m home sitting in the kitchen and telling Mom the story behind my low scores.