It is 11.41 p.m. and I am just back after meeting an interesting couple from Rekha`s past.
It was 8.00 p.m. and I had just walked into the house from office, when we got information that two college seniors of Rekha, who would eventually get married, were in Chennai and wanted to come home. At 9.00 p.m., Rekha got a call that they couldn`t get out of Saravana Stores in time and thus wouldn`t be able to come. Rekha was visibly upset.
“Are they important to you?” I asked.
“Yes,” she replied and started sulking. I knew I had to do something and do it fast.
“What is so special? They are not even your classmates…but seniors.”
Apparently, Kavita had been Rekha`s role model in College. Everything Kavita did…Rekha would also want to ape. And this was Rekha`s first opportunity to meet her in ten years. I couldn`t have said a no…so a tired me tagged Rekha along and took an auto to Hotel Chariot, a 3-star hotel in T-Nagar, Chennai. I have never seen two women meet with such honesty.
I am glad I accompanied Rekha. After all, strong relationships are built on small gestures!