Nisha and Asha sat at a table in the restaurant. Both had so much to share with each other as their meetings did not take place often. Even phone calls were not that frequent. However, they shared a close bond. Nisha looked at Asha’s cheerful and laughter filled face and felt happy.
She went back to the days when things were very different.
It all began when Asha had called Nisha one afternoon and sobbed her heart out. A major turbulence had Asha’s life in its vice like grip and Asha was struggling to keep afloat. Nisha though shaken thoroughly, decided to do whatever she could to help her dear friend. There were frequent phone calls and regular chat sessions, to provide Asha with strength and courage to face her fears & the situation. Though it was Asha who more or less used to initiate these talk sessions, often times Nisha initiated them, in order to keep tabs on her friend’s well-being.
It was during one such call from Nisha that Asha had blurted out without preamble.
“You are a lifeline Nisha. I was thinking of you and was just about to call you. I don’t know how you come to know that I need to talk to you. You always call exactly at those moments without fail. How do you know Nisha? Tell me, tell me please. And thank you so much.”
Nisha just said “Whenever I get a strong feeling that I have to call you, I do. That’s it.”
Neither could explain this phenomenon. Could they be that they were connected at some higher levels undecipherable to man?
After several months, the Sun began to shine once again in Asha’s life with plenty of support from Nisha as usual.
She had held Asha’s hand all through because Nisha understood the pain and the support required. Nisha understood all that because she herself had undergone similar turbulence in her life, several years before Asha did.
Kindred souls after all.
For A-Z Challenge 2015