Tuesday, March 3, 2009

< INTERPRETER >

"There I was standing by the side of muddy village road a range of low barren hills at the blue, clear horizon, scattered stands of stumped trees crowned the heights.
To my right was a beautiful green field; what kind of a crop it is – I don’t know. It was all green and the leaves so fresh. A gentle breeze swept across the field, the plants tilted in wave formation.
A breathe taking sight it was. I was feeling calm; the inner self was at peace.
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Seemed like one of the old days; I was a small kid then, going to visit my grand parents. It is still a scenic place, many heroes with their lovers run through the fields and around the palm trees, the courtship dance for movies that are shot at that place.
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Hmm…The field…The green field….

I stood there forgetting everything, lost in the beauty of the whole setting.
There was a beautiful tree on the other side of the field that caught my attention. It had red flowers on it. A tree crowned with rubies. The tree looked young. I kept looking at it. It had no leaves or was it totally covered by the flowers that shone bright?

I wanted to go neat that tree. I stepped towards my right; there was a narrow muddy and wet path that leads through the green field to the other side of it.
I started walking..Wow!! The field is so huge. For me time moved real slow.
My hands touched the plants on either side of the field. Did I feel the coldness of it? I can’t remember.

What was that I was seeing?
Damn! A railway track through the middle of the field.
I never knew it was there, I was not able to see it from the distance because the plants obstructed my view.

Who the heck in the sane world would think of ruining such a beautiful place with a railway track?
Huh!

I crossed the track and continued walking through the narrow muddy path to the other side, towards the tree with ruby red flowers.

I reached under the tree and was standing by the side of it. The sunlight shone through the thick canopy of the tree, the flowers were beautiful, red flowers with orange lining on its petals.
I didn’t know where the old man came from. Was he there before? Did I fail to notice him? I don’t know. I was lost in the delusion of the nature.

This old man, he was having fluffy beard and white hair, and he was wearing white too. No! It wasn’t Santa; this guy was a bit lean.

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My heart started to hurt a bit. Something was really bothering me at that time. My breathe was heavy, so was my feelings. I was uncomfortable.


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The old man started to walk away from the tree through a narrow path and I was following him.
I forgot all about the ruby red tree.
I felt like Alice In Wonderland, following the white rabbit but here, the old man seems to have all the time in the world.
I was following him. We didn’t exchange a word.

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He entered through a small metal swing gate. I followed him.
The pain inside my chest was becoming more intense.
The house, a small house, tiled roof and painted off white.
I was surprised by the way it was maintained. It was small but clean and tidy.

We entered the house. A small room and I saw four cribs lined up in neat row on to my left. Small beautiful babies slept peacefully in each one, covered with fluffy blanket.

I stood there watching them.

I looked at the old man and he was looking back at me, giving me a questioning look like.
“Hey are you gonna follow me or not?”

I moved forward to the small narrow corridor, in which he was standing.
We reached another room.
There were three more cribs, with babies sleeping in each one. One crib was special. It was made out of some costly wood, carved with floral designs on its side, polished, light reflecting off the wood.
The baby inside that crib was covered with a red velvet.
Hmm…Someone special?

The old man and I stood there watching the kid.
The old man took the baby in his arms and gave it to me.

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The old man started walking again, crossed a few rooms, all empty and opened the back door of the home.
I was expecting a backyard with overgrown grass or the field I saw before.

NO!!! There stood a mighty, beautiful palatial house.
The sun felt a bit hot on my skin. The courtyard was tiled, sunlight reflected of it. I squinted my eyes.
I turned back to see the old man, there was no old man, there was no small home. It all had disappeared. Yeah! The kid. I don’t remember anything about the kid too.

I moved forward. Looked at the beautiful balcony of that home with creepers and well manicured garden.
Four beautiful pillars, stood like giants, supporting the structure.

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My heart was full of joy! I was happy.


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I stood in front of the heavy door. The doors were thick and heavy. It had art work on it. Horses, Lions and Elephants.
Hmm…Impressive.

I pushed open the door.
The floor was white marble, a huge canvas and sunlight drew long shadows of the balcony railing on it.

There was nobody in it. Me alone.

I walked inside and I was standing in a long hall. There was a beautiful cushioned chair.
I walked, quickened my steps and sat on it.


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There I felt happy, elated and in control.


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I heard a knock on the door. I went to answer it. Then again I had the sick feeling. I felt like rust in my mouth. Cautiously I went and opened the door.
Well! I didn’t see who it was, but somebody stabbed me with a knife on my stomach.”

The dream faded out into blackness.
I woke up. "
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"Hmmm..Your name is Daniel; it’s been said that Daniel, in bible, deciphered a king’s dream. Let me see, if you could decipher my dream. What do you make of it?" I asked the interpreter

Daniel sat silent for sometime. He looked out side.

I sat there waiting for an answer.

Well! At the green fields you were happy and confident , meaning something you are comfortable with. Your career now.
The tree with red flowers could be your chance of a new opportunity which awaits you.

The seven kids you saw would be the options, or chances you would receive in the future.
You were sad and felt pain at that time because you will work against the odds to grab that opportunity. I could be very demanding on you.

The kid with the velvet blanket would be the best option you receive.

The palace is the new reputation and power you achieve.

The stabbing is an abrupt twist, if you like it or not, someone would stab you dear, it’s inevitable. Someone whom you share the achievements with would stab you happy.

The railway track, it could mean, a caution when you go towards a new beginning."-said Daniel and stopped.

Interesting,I said. But I never told you about me planning a major change in my career

I was a bit disturbed.Why do you say, it’s ‘inevitable’? It made me feel ‘not in control’.

Because, you didn’t scream for help or try to runaway or kick back. There was no reaction from your side, which only meant someone whom you trusted or care for stabbing you where you are powerless to act against it.” replied Daniel.

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After two years, some incidents unfolded, reminding of this dream and conversation I had with the Interpreter- The Daniel.

He was damn right. Coincidence, Intuition or Chance, you call it any name; I got call from some few major corporate; I decided to take things my way and partnered with a very major corporate. It was really a fight against all odds.

I ruled
I was careful
I was stabbed by someone so close, anyway.
It was inevitable.

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I believe in Omens and Dreams.
When you want something, the universe conspires in your favor. It communicates with you in mysterious ways- dreams and omens.;Only if we take time to listen to it.

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19 comments:

aRun RAFi said...

not bad at all..
in the begining i thought tht this ws jus one of those dreams and just one of the posts where u try surprisin the reader by sayin tht its a dream..although its well expected..
i am still confused whether thus post was fiction or not..
but a very intersting read i must say..thought tht its way too long in the begining but then read the whole post..
keep bloggin..

Sorcerer said...

@arun
its not a fiction.dude.the dream seriously happened..and my pal kinda told something about it.but in the end it kinda turned out that way.Iam still..surprised by how things turned out.

Pretty Me!! said...

your writes have always left me in smiles but in thoughts too.. you have a keen sense of thigns .. just u mask it in humor most times .. i loved the way you wrote this one though ... dreams and omens mean a lot to people specially when they come true !!

Sorcerer said...

@Pretty me
Thank you for the comment .
Sometimes.. Some patterns match with real life.
Funny!! Life is!

cutestangel said...

A very different writing technique used here a bit of a change from your normal comical posts.I enjoyed the read and the suspence was great too.I am skeptical about these dreams and omens stuff!!!

sowmyaaggarwal said...

amazing! the dream, the path, the life, and that interpretation capability. amazing!!! cheers!!!

Sorcerer said...

@cutestangel
Thank you.
Dreams and omens.hmm..read Alchemist.

@Sowmya
thank you for the comment!

sowmyaaggarwal said...

Alchemist, wow amazing, i think cutestangel u should read it, its an amazing book.

It tells u, u dont need to know any language to communicate with people

[apart from a gr8 deal about dreams and omens. ]

buzzzzzzzzz... said...

wow! amazin post , i once read sumthng lyk dis in d newspaper , didn't giv it a thot,,,nw dat i read it again ......m bewildered...

Sorcerer said...

@buzzzzzzz
yeah! you are right. Somethings are beyond understanding of human brain and math equations.
[Well..math..aaarrrghh ]

@Sowmya.
you said it pal.

Shruti Mukundan said...

in the beginning of the post, i kinda started imagining those fields n ruby red flowers n all.. it was a lovly start but by the time the old man entered n the kids n stuff, it was quite clear that the story wil end up as a dream. but the best thing was the second half where u gav the interpretation of the dream. fabulous interpretation i must say. logical explanation for every single scean. i kinda feel i should go n sleep now.. mayb i too get to c one such dream :)

Adisha said...

I could imagine how it would have been like !!! Made for an interesting read as well .... It's amazing how the totality was sumarized and detailed. ...

Keep up the good work :)

Cheers,
adisha

Sorcerer said...

thank you Shruthi and Adisha for the replies.
:)

Tabitha said...

Hey...Thnks 4 stopping by my blog...keep writing!!!

Aparajita Bhattacharya (Administrator) said...

Wonderful write-up. Incidentally, I'm reading the Book of Daniel right now.
Also, nice template. You created it on your own?

sorcerer said...

@aparajita
errr...
The template is from google.
The blog title pic is by me :)

thanks for the c0mments

@tabitha
thanks for the comment comrade:)

Arun George said...

I visited ur blog for like 4-5 times, never got the time and patience to read the long post until today!!! anyways that was a good read!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Do come again!!!

Sorcerer said...

sure I will arun
thanks for the comment

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