Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Hey Baby !!!!

I was on the bus, as usual running short on time. As usual, tired after the days work. As usual, stressed and pissed off. As usual, frowning involuntarily, wondering how many work hours to put more before the people higher up in the hierarchy would be happy. I was holding a book, yet not really reading it.

And then I saw you. Not more than a feet tall, holding tight to your daddy’s chest, yet flailing your arms, fearless of the laws of gravitation. A mop of thick, curly hair over your face, huge almond eyes, pink lips, drooling happily.

And then you looked at me with those wide, innocent, almond eyes, as if the world never ceased to fascinate you. And then, you gave me your sweetest giggle. I don’t know if my frowning face seemed funny to you, but the moment I saw you, I smiled back. I spotted two tiny little teeth in the lower gum, the upper ones still without teeth. You giggled at me as if there was no sadness in the world, nothing to worry about, no one to bother you. You flailed your limbs happily, oblivious to anything else. That was the sweetest smile I had seen.

You made my day !

sunshine

7 comments:

CM-Chap said...

Hmmmm....

Goli said...

:D. It amazes me that so many times we get caught in out own world that we fail to see/notice joy of simple things.
From my office desk, I can see a tree and all day along lot of crows flock on that, and most of the time just seeing them makes me feel so happy.

mars said...

Hi sunshine,
Your post made my day too...
started reading your blog few days back....
and now visiting your blog is the first thing i do after coming to office....

Margie

Sunshine said...

i always feel this way...one look at a baby's smiling face is enough to make my day! they are jus soo innocent! :)

Urv said...

And you made my day :) could almost imagine the baby waving frantically at me.

Spiritual_Flame said...

really... children are so sweet...
go in a park after a tiring day and you will be refreshed after seeing so cheerful faces..

alex said...

:)

It also conveys what you enjoy-innocence.

Easily attributed to children's face.
But scarcely found in adults.

Is it got to do with the face? Or is it ignorance/knowledge/arrogance etc accumulated?