16 October 2013

“And it shall follow, as the night, the day” – Shakespeare

It was 4:15 in the morning. Got up early and came out to sit on the balcony of dad’s place. It was dark but nice and cool. In the thick fog, the street lamps looked dim and sleepy. The first round of birds were trying to clear their throats already.

Fifteen minutes later, my dad woke up and hobbled himself to another chair in the balcony. And eventually mom woke up and gave us some tea.

For the next half an hour or so both of us just sat there quietly doing nothing other than sipping tea and watching the night fade out as day light strove to melt away the fog. The birds kept getting increasingly active and louder as the east kept taking brighter hues of red. We sat there, wordless. It was like time had stopped for both of us – yet it was visually progressing in front of us…

Eventually, I broke the silence and said that I should ready and that I had to leave by 6 AM.

He broke his silence next asking when I will come back again.
I promised to make it in 3 months again.

Posted October 16, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations


  1. By Catherine Michel (Post author) on

    A lot can be said in silence Rajib…. especially the type of silence you’ve just described…this communion between your parents, you and nature is beautiful.

  2. By Amitesh Mukherjee (Post author) on

    Beautiful moments. I always think these moments are to be enjoyed, but are extremely hard to express. You do exceptionally well to share these moments with your words.

  3. By Devalekha Mallik (Post author) on

    Your words paint a vivid picture and bring back memories of times spent in silence with my Baba too…no words needed when you can communicate with your heart


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