It was late noon of winter when we all were celebrating my mother’s 40th birthday. It was an ecstatic moment.which was interrupted by a melancholy text from an unknown number. My phone beeped in my pocket and I took it out. I opened it and pressed*view message*. The message had carried just four words, four simple English words forming one simple English sentence. It was something that truly touched me from inside. After a minute or two, I wrote a reply to it..” really ?..this is so sad. I don’t know what to say..really sorry for your loss” and pressed send but it didn’t let me escape from my thoughts.
All the memories flooded back into my head. I sat on a chair thinking about it again and again. I thought my soul was leaving my body cold and numb. Streaming tears cleansed my red cheeks. Few droplets remained, forgetting their way as the path was swept from beneath them, consequently blurring my vision with waves of sadness only the broken encounter. The salty released calmly flowed into my mouth. About 15 minutes later, I received another one from the same number….”Who is this?.” To which I quickly replied..”I don’t know you, and you probably took me for someone else, but trust me I can understand what you are going through…Just take care..life goes on”..I put my phone down and went into deep thoughts of sadness..
I lost my grandmother when I was young enough. She was the one to whom I wasn’t really attached but joined spiritually to her. She was someone whom I truly love with whom I spent my young age of innocence, all those bedtimes stories. Those warm hugs would give inner self tranquility to me. I never saw her angry always wearing a beautiful smile on her she was truly AMAZING her beauty inside-outside couldn’t be described in words. I never did imagine my life without her. Her absence is still felt deep inside my heart. The silence inside my soul breakdown when my mother called me ” what happened sweetheart, are you alright?”I gave an awkward smile and just spoke out “I am alright what will happen to me”.My mother knew that something was wrong but she left me alone to handle it on my own.
I left the gathering silently and went to my room. After which I received another text from the same number. “Thanks for your condolence…just what I wanted..thank you again”
I read it again and again. Though the words were simple, they had some hidden messages in them. I didn’t reply and just power off my phone and dozed off to sleep.
The message had carried just four words, four simple English words forming one simple English sentence.*I lost my grandmother*