Today was a festival. This evening was very delightful. Roads were decorated with full of lights and flowers, everything was visible as far as our eyes could see. Cleanliness in the market was also worth seeing. Even once I was also shocked, I had not come to another city by mistake. But the place was somewhat recognizable. Even the garbage place of the crossroads was seemed to be clean, but failed to hide its familiar smell. Which was a witnessed that I am in the city only.
A lot of time had passed since the sun set, so people were running towards their homes. The market was crowded and children were busy playing, which was causing obstruction to traffic. Hence the market was very active but traffic was sluggish. It took an hour to reach home. All the family members were found outside the house, it seemed that they were waiting for me.
I was very happy to see the family and I was surprised on the other side as well.
I asked eagerly, “How all of you are here at the moment, I hadn’t sent any message!”
He told, “Keshav, the brother of the neighborhood, came to give wishes and gifts. He was missing you very much, he would not have reached home yet. We were about to return but saw you and stayed.
On hearing the name of Keshav, my mind got lost in the memories of the past. We were always together as a child. Food was also distributed and used to be eaten. Keshav could not read due to financial condition and working in the fields had become an integral part of his life. A year had passed, I had not even met him, and even today he was living in the same tight condition.
I quickly went inside the house and opened the sweets given by Keshav and I was shaken to the inside. Where would he have brought such expensive sweets and that much, whether he has left anything in his house or not. With this thought, I immediately got ready and took the path to Keshav’s house.
Keshav blushed at seeing me, he was sitting outside the house looking at the sky. He asked me to sit and himself gone inside the house to get water. I followed him too. As soon as he went inside the house, he told his wife, Deepak has come, keep the children inside. He does not know about our plight, he will be sad. After so many days he has come home, today’s festival should not go in vain. Read More…