Here is okay

Here is okay

A Story by Mannat Singhi
"

You're right here again...& what blows your mind is you were here all the time & it's such a cosmic joke, It's so funny - your struggling so to get here - Ram Dass

"

HERE IS OKAY

 

I stand on the pavement watching the passers by. I need to get across the road. Or to the end of it. Somewhere. Anywhere. Anywhere but here.  No one stops for me to pass. I wave my hand frantically but they don’t seem to see me.  They are moving too fast. They have no reason to slow down for me.

 

Maybe I could join them. I take a step forward. But that is all I can manage. A step forward. I remember what had happened the last time I had tried to join this maddening crowd, scurrying off, trying to reach a destination they have no idea about. I had been crushed under their hypocritical ridiculously overpriced shoes. I was too slow for them.

 

So, I look for someone drifting along at my pace. Another dropout from this strange quest. But till I’m looking, I find no one.

 

I stop looking.

 

I see another rival go under. Someone whose expectations and judgements had trampled all over me. For a moment, I feel satisfied. The next moment I despise myself for giving in to revenge and envy. I don’t like myself.

 

And in this darkness is where he finds me. He doesn’t come in honking a loud horn or with a booming shout. Nor does he come to a screeching halt. Just sort of creeps up on me.

 

I look at him and I know.

 

“You don’t have to get across the road. Or to the end of it. Here is okay,” he says.

 

I don’t feel the need to search for a way through all the traffic anymore.

 

We walk ahead.

 

At the side.

 

At our own pace.


© 2015 Mannat Singhi



My Review

Would you like to review this Story?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Being self, walking one's own path at one's own pace is what matters. We're all planted seeds who need to ripen and flourish in our own allotted time.. not to be forced, over-watered, tied too tightly, etc..

Your words are beautifully placed, make sense in the truest and gentlest way.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much.



Reviews

Careful placement of words and the best thing I liked is the way story builds. So simple yet powerful.

Good work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Being self, walking one's own path at one's own pace is what matters. We're all planted seeds who need to ripen and flourish in our own allotted time.. not to be forced, over-watered, tied too tightly, etc..

Your words are beautifully placed, make sense in the truest and gentlest way.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much.
As I say "every one has his or her own uniqueness, what we need to do is to keep that singularity alive within us no matter what's the magnitude of the confronting cataclysm". Nicely glued to a single masterpiece.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Well said. Thank you.
Very good. You have a gift for the allegorical. That is hard to do, sometimes.
You are very talented.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the encouragement.
A story of a moral imperative and one with heart - combined.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading.
We must either substantiate or get suffocated. This is rhe ultimate reality of today. I appreciate the flow of your piece. You've really done a very nice job with simple words.

Keep it up!

Devanshu

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
Devanshu Rajput

2 Years Ago

You're welcome dear.

Devanshu
Being content in the place God has put us is a definite blessing. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

It is. It is also difficult.
Everybody have to travel at his own pace through this life. We don't have to keep up with others to be happy. Very good, Mannat, I liked it. :) Rudi

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
Nice story Mannat... I enjoyed your words. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mannat Singhi

2 Years Ago

Thank you.

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

1316 Views
17 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on September 4, 2015
Last Updated on September 4, 2015

Author

Mannat Singhi
Mannat Singhi

Chandigarh, India



About
I love to write because it's the most beautiful way to get what's inside me out. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..