The Old Man Who Didn't SmileGoing to the Park near my house in the evening is a part of my daily routine. Every day I sit on the bench there for 5 - 10 minutes just looking at the children playing or the trees or the numerous joggers who are jogging. I see a new face everyday, but there is an exception to that. Everyday I see an old man there at the same time jogging, for a week I didn't notice the person but after going there for weeks now I saw that the old man is there everytime I arrive. There is nothing special about this man that I should remember him. But a few days ago I realized one thing that made me remember him. He never had a smile on his face, not that everyone around me is happy or is smiling. But whenever I see the man he looks tense or worried. I even looked and smiled at him sometimes to show my good faith but he didn't bother, he was just busy jogging. I don't know the person personally, but I feel there is a connection between us. Something that cannot be explained by words. Maybe it's just Human Nature. I hope that one day I will see that Old man Smile and I will be satisfied.
May 16 : Went to the park yesterday (As usual), the old man was there as usual in his reebok shoes and shorts. He always has this t-shirt saying "Not now, I'm watching the game" (weird ). But after waiting for long I finally did see him smile (yipee !!!). He was jogging, when he saw something in the garden and smiled for sometime. I don't know what made him smile exactly. But in the end I'm happy that he just did. It also opens new doors for me as I will be looking at rest of the people in the park.. Finding a new person, a new story, a new experience :)
Tien101 18-21, M 17 Responses 6 May 2, 2011