Chasing Dreams

He parked his Mercedes and walked into the office in an impeccable suit. His employees all stood up, and wished him a good morning and he walked briskly into his office, nodding his head all along.

He buzzed for his secretary, and she read out the days schedule to him. He had a meeting with the Minister for Urban development today and a meeting with his biggest competitor to discuss about some market standards. Later, he had to address the media about his latest project. He also had a board meeting sandwiched between these events. Finally, she reminded him about his reservation at The Park hotel in the evening with his wife and kids.

The vision of his secretary began to shake, as his mother shook his body, urging him to wake up. He opens his eyes, sits, and rubs his eyes hard, as he adjusts to reality.

He sees, his baby sister sleeping peacefully, his elder brother brushing his teeth, and amma shouting at him, about getting ready for school. The cooker lets out a shrill whistle in the background. He asks, where is appa. Amma says that he has gone to work. I hardly see Appa these days, he is always working. Amma, says that the times are hard, and appa has to work two jobs to make ends meet.

He brushes his teeth, takes his shower, and gets dressed up. The brothers leave for school. As soon as they are out of Amma’s vision, his brother, runs into the nearby mechanic shop, to play with his friends there. He looks for a second into the shop, thinks about bunking school to play with his friends. He stops, confused for a minute. And, then he walks towards his school.

He has dreams to chase.

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  1. #1 by unpretentious on October 23, 2008 - 5:40 am

    :)interesting. i like the last line which sums up the whole post.

  2. #2 by kaushik on October 23, 2008 - 6:17 am

    hey!
    thanks!

  3. #3 by Nautankey on October 23, 2008 - 11:00 am

    Very poignant..well with the recession in I pray this doesnt become a reality.

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