Enchanting Encounter With Rustic Beauty on an Early Morning Stroll
Along the beautiful tree lined avenues and residences I strode, ruminating spirituality and poetry, amidst peace and bird chirping background.
Upon a sharp turn, afar stood a woman in an Indian suit of black and pink – adjusting her hair standing in a side pose revealing all her attractive angles.
Brief, distant glances exchanged, Sharply she retired homewards, perhaps for a better view from the safety of the curtains?
I passed the house with intent sideways glance to check whether she stood in shade - but continued my stroll back to reflections and bird talk, finding her not to be there.
It was a mere passing scene on a early morning walk – one among many we see that make our lives bright, I thought. I strode on without any expectations – wearing a grateful smile - for the brief colorful sight.
But it was not to be.
On my routine next round, I again find her. This time standing in leisurely conversation with a timeworn woman I had seen trolling before.
A couple of long glances ensued. My heartbeat quickened. The old woman was serious in her advice; perhaps unaware of the real purpose of the discussion. The younger gave two, long, satisfying, glances.
Passing her close by, I aver she is not a conventional beauty, yet rustic and healthy, early in her middles. I am more advanced in time, though endowed with a firm thin frame and a fast gait. Fair in color she was and firm in flesh. Attractive she was in her own native way.
Further reflections focused neither on poetry nor spirituality but on exciting prospects that may lie ahead. I usually make only three, because of the paining knee. Now I extend it to four, expecting to find her in receiving extended guidance.
But I find her not there. Disappointed, I trudge along. Perhaps she has made her assessment. What it is, I can only know tomorrow during the early morning amble.
Alas it will not be. For I have to leave. I don’t live there. I am only on a visit and my next one is due only after a month.
But once, revealed, she cannot escape my pursuit.
For, I am a value investor and she is a stock.
She is strong. She is attractive. She is the share of NMDC Ltd., and I will surely find her and invest in her.
A rustic beauty I discovered, one day - a chance encounter during my early morning walk.