What is White Matter

White matter is the brain tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system. Using a computer network as an analogy, the grey matter can be thought of as the actual computers themselves, whereas the white matter represents the network cables connecting the computers together.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Two Rivers – Part – 1 [Love you for a Thousand Years & More]

21st November
Bangalore.

“Good morning, Shimmy!!! Your ginger tea is ready!!!”

Ankush floated a warm kiss, walked over to terrace and prepared two cups of tea. A breeze passed through the waving curtains and stroked his gray hairs, which covered his forehead.

After having tea, Ankush moved back and forth while trying a ball room dance step.

“1,2,3,4,back,1,2,3,4,forward,1,2,3,4,Swirl,5,6,7,8”

“Gosh, you look beautiful today. I keep forgetting the steps. You know, I am still learning dance ;). Hey, you are smiling again.”

“That curve of smile keeps me alive and makes me breathless at same time. Am I dead or alive? Okay, skipping few breathes are not important than missing you.”

Four gentle hands pulled his face down and pecked wet kisses on cheeks and broken his spell of dance.

“Grandpa, Granny had asked to give these small gifts, on this special day.”

Two cheerful little girls, danced around him with a sweet song.

“Happy birthday to you!!!”

After a crazy birthday dance performance, innocent Sharvari, 3 year old, asked him.

“Grandpa, you were talking to someone, while dancing alone. Who is here? Why do you drink tea from 2 cups, every day?”

 “Shhhhh” - Pankhuri, the elder sister placed index finger on her lips.

***
21st November
New Delhi.

Shimmy stood opposite dressing table and applied kohl on her eyes. She put on raspberry lipstick matching with her nail polish and top. The face of Ankush appeared in the mirror with waving gray hairs, covering his forehead. She smiled and floated a kiss, straightening her palm. A warm tear appeared at the corner of her eyes.

“Mom, your two cups of tea ready!!!” – Radha, her daughter, chirped.  

Shimmy took one sip from her cup and then from another. After that, she held Radha’s hand and put one hand on her waist. She started singing a sweet song and both matched steps of ballroom dance on the rhythm.
The day we met,
Frozen I held my breath
Right from the start
I knew that I'd found a home for my heart... 
Beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone?
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more


~~~"A Thousand Years [Christina Perry] – Glee Cast"

“Wow, perfect dance, Mom!!! “

“Yet to learn singing, like your papa!!!” – Shimmy had a sigh.

“It is papa’s birthday, let us call him now!”

No dear, we don’t need a call to connect. He probably knows what I am doing. We used to be in long distance relationship, for long. I guess, even after living life happily ever after, we will maintain a long distance relationship between heaven and hell, Ha Ha Ha!!!!”

A Voice SMS blinked on Radha’s phone and she played it:-

“Your mom is a good dancer, isn’t it? What about singing ;) Shimmy; do not forget to take my return gift from Radha.

[Ankush started singing with a soulful voice while playing guitar – Male couplet of above duet]

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me?
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more”

“SeeHe knew.” – Shimmy had a crooked smile and a big lump in her throat.

While clapping with wide smile, Radha was amazed to watch real characters of a perfect love story, in front of her watery eyes.

“Incredible!!!! How could you love him and he loves you back, even for a day, when you people are thousand miles apart. Not this time but umpteen times. In this era of faster breakups than a pizza delivery, tell me, how you’d made this possible?”

“Yeah, we want to hear your extraordinary story, please, Mom”

She switched on voice recorder and the amazing pages of a long distance love story, started turning one by one, in voice of Shimmy and pen of Radha.

[To Be Continued]

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