Saturday, March 03, 2007

You can take..my breath away...

From the moment I set my eyes on her, I knew it was going to result in weeks,maybe even months of restless thought.No I am not one of the propounders of the 'love at first sight' concept.I think it is downright stupid.Neither am I among those who try to make out a person's personality from his visage,what they term as 'face reading'.Yet there I was, looking at her for a moment, then looking away, secretly, sparingly, as if a slightly long gaze would tarnish her beauty, take away some of the radiance that her honey hued skin exuded.I knew nothing about her.Yet I knew she was a sight I was going to behold in my eyes for a long, long time.In a hall that held hundreds of people dressed in their best at a function which was not about her,she was the only one I could see.In that bustle that is an intrinsic part of such events, I was afraid my heartbeat would be heard.She spelt elegance with her gait.If nature had decided to name her herself,she would have been called Grace.Her eyes shone with life, and in those instants when she would close them and smile demurely,she looked as delicate as a dewdrop.I held back any semblance of feeling that might have begun to form in my mind.I told myself it was no use.Lots of men must have coveted her and failed.Maybe she was already 'booked'.But then again,to not like her would be blasphemy.I looked at her one last time before I left the hall.Untouched by flaw,refined with simplicity, she is a poet's dream come true.This,I knew, was purity in its purest form.