12 September 2013

Intersection point. Revisited!

The nagging sense of a missed opportunity to smile at a kid was powerful enough that I went back to the same running route this morning. Figured I might be able to see the kid on his way to school – if that is where he was heading the previous day.
On my way forward, I did not see him.
On my way back, I went past the school again and still did not see him.
Just as I was going to turn into the road back to Starbucks, I spotted him at a distance – with his mom. This time I was determined.
Changed my route, ran towards them and then slowed down. Smiling ear to ear, I took my cap off and told the kid that the previous day he had waved at me. I felt very special and that nobody usually does that. (Completely skipped the smiling part πŸ™‚ ). He gave that same awesome smile and looked up to his mom.
His mom and I exchanged pleasantries (he is a kindergartner and goes to the school that I ran past). Then we fist bumped each other (I mean the kid and I – not his mom and I :-)) and proceeded on our own “lines”.
Now that is an intersection point I can live with!!!



Posted September 12, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Intersection Points", "Running

21 COMMENTS :

  1. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Paige, thank you! Sometimes, it is fun to take those straight lines in life and redraw them to curve back !!

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  2. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Anindya, with my penchant of making it a point to re-meet people from my long past, instead of a beautiful web, I think I will land with a “jilebi” πŸ™‚

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  3. By Dibyendu Mukherjee (Post author) on

    Lucky you…Rajib…….not very many people move forward to the intersection point in life….most think its a step backwards……nonetheless at least you have achieved what you can live with. Certainly you deserve it. All the best in life and at all points………….

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