A Mesmerizing Night!

It was 2 in the morning and we had just returned to our cottage after performing for a show. Everyone was drenched with tiredness and cravings for the bed were too tempting to resist and yet I was there deprived of sleep, restless and wanting to go out into the open air. I was choked with people and all I wanted was to breathe in isolation. (Too many people in a single room is not my cup of tea)

So there I was silently treading into the hallway. My shushed steps and the fortunately hinged door did not awake anyone but there he was sitting on the stairway listening to music, as if he was there waiting only for me.

Instantly, he put off his earphones and gave me the most beautiful smile that I had seen in a really long time. There were no words and as if it was already assumed, I sat there across him tugging at my scarf.

It was dark. The whole cottage was dark and the only possible light was the moonlight. Honestly, I am not exaggerating any bit of it. The light was barely enough to know who the person is and yet it was more than enough for me. And no, it was not a full moon night ๐Ÿ˜‰

We started talking and we talked and only talked the entire night. We laughed, we made fun of people, we shared our stories and suddenly I could see his face more clearly smiling at me. Well, it wasnโ€™t radiance that came abruptly; it was the sun!

We talked till sunrise and even after that. None of us moved, none of us wanted to leave, at least I think of it that ways and we chattered even more till we expected people to wake up and notice us.

Somehow all the grogginess of the previous day did not matter, what our friends were doing did not matter; all it mattered was the present where I was smiling and making the most of it. I was happy.

I do not know what it was. It wasnโ€™t any bit romantic but after a long time there was someone who made me realise I am not that bad a person, even I could be easy going, even I could be a person with whom someone could share his feelings, that I could be a friend too.

I am glad to have him as a friend and scared too for losing him since I have always lost people that I have cared for. And so with a heavy heart I stood up from there not wanting to leave. But I knew that I had to walk away. The sun had risen. The night was over and it was time to return to the reality.

PS: If only I could tell this to him, all I want is to thank him for being there that night and for being there as my friend when most of the people I know think of me as a selfish and self-centred person. I am super bad at expressing myself to others so I am doing it here.

Dear friend, Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I love you for this, also I hope this is not some random friendship for you as it really means something to me.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM โ€“An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

45 thoughts on “A Mesmerizing Night!

  1. Well written. If u don’t mind me suggesting, plz tell him. Or may b write to him. It’s imp to express. We regret things we don’t do over the ones we do. All the best. You are precious don’t let anyone or anything let u feel otherwise. I’ve lost many people but I’ve come to realise there is this one person who can never leave u and that’s you. So may be besides this friend of yours you could make another friend, and that’s u. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your suggestion. I know you are right and I am trying to tell this to him, It’s just that I am worried about making a fool of myself for I have never been good at telling people that they are important to me. But I am surely gonna try though.

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      1. Yes, and I listened to it until I read your blog post ๐Ÿ˜€ then I realized that it is in wonderful coincidence with your words. “The moonlight”…

        Blessings to you,

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    1. I know! I couldn’t just tell how the time flew away and even now I wonder why did I get up? Why could I not sit there for a little while? But then I know however long it would have been in the end I’d want more!! Mere human tendency!

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  2. Comfort n conversations that makes you forget your inhibitions n time…. such a company is to be grabbed on Girl!… so go ahead n say it ๐Ÿ˜Š….Well Written ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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  3. I can really relate to this.. Sometimes, I want to tell someone a lot of things like how much they mean to me, but I end up writing about it instead. Haha! โค

    Your night sounds wonderful. Late night conversations are the best! Great writing. Love your blog, btw.

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    1. Many of you have you have told me to do and yet I am still trying. I find it hard to do it over the phone and we are not getting time to see each other. Yet I am sure to tell him soon.
      Thank you for stopping by and letting me know what you think.

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  4. Hope you have sent a link to this post to him…..or communicated to him your feelings some way or the other. You should before its too late ….before you end up repenting that you did not do so when time was ripe….

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    1. Well I have somehow telling him indirectly, though I have never sent him the link. I hope at least he understood half of what I feel if not completely.
      Quite an old post this was, I kind of forgot that I should still keep trying.
      Anyways thanks for bringing back these memories for me. And now my smile wouldn’t fade. ๐Ÿ˜€

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