A short story by Anil Kumar
A Coincidence just a day before Christmas
One day… I was coming back to my home from college. I was in a metro and on the way to reach to my house. I felt bored and took a book and began to read to make my time valuable. As I had deeply entered in the world of story because that was a social and encourageable novel, written by Subroto Bagchi “GO kiss the world”. Suddenly I heard a voice that: “are you a student?”. I turned my head to front seat & left side to see the asker, but that voice did not come from there and went into puzzle. Again, that question came to me, I heard that. I turned my eyes to right side of me and saw that a person at the age of nearly 50 to 55 years, then I was pulled out from puzzle, was actually asking that question. “Ohhhf!” ‘I took long breath.
“Yes, I am a student “I replied that person, using soft voice.
He gave me his short intro that: I am a teacher in a church.
After a short time that person wisely advised me: “son whatever you do, don’t do ever without the permission of god “
I thought on this advice and said: “sir, may be you are right but in the sense of mine, everything which is done in the daily life… always is permitted by god”
After that conversation , I turned my head in different side and returned that, He had gone… invisible or not I did not know but perhaps he had got off to his destination.
Whatever was happening during communication with that person but that was a great experience because, He gave me the thinking and he had put a question in to my mind that developed my analytical thinking. Hence, that sudden incident of life had proved in front of mine that “life is a learning process”
(Published in Shri Aurobindo College Magazine: “Aditi”)