Hey Stranger!


I strolled down a crowded road, crossed a number of hordes of tourists on the bridge and reached my destination-An empty bench at the corner of a park. Yes, I didn’t want to get lost in the mass or get distracted by the mass, as here I came to find myself, not losing back again to someone.
There I observed a girl, who was wandering on side-paths of the park from last 30 minutes.

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“Hey! I’m Mona!” I introduced myself to her.
To my surprise, instead of baffling, “Hye! I’m Lisa” was the reply she gave.
“I hope I didn’t interrupt you.”
“No, you didn’t”, she said with an amusing smile.

 
No, I am not one of those desperate stalkers, neither am I desperate to make friends (actually I just have 2 friends even at the age of 26) nor am I any forlorn adult. I’m telling you this, in case you consider me any of the above. It came out of hunch.

“Can I talk to you for a while?” I asked her politely.
She nodded and from here we started.
We talked for almost two hours. Of these two hours, she might have spoken for thirty minutes. Rest one and half hours were mine, of my stories.

“Nice meeting you. Good night! (it was 8 at night)”, Lisa said and left with the same beautiful smile.

We hardly knew the basic details (profession, age, place one lives and like this it goes). But still I would say, that was one of the best conversations that I ever had in my life.

You might (you must actually, I know) ponder what was there in this story. I didn’t even tell you what these two Strangers shared. Well, that I didn’t tell you as that wasn’t worth your time, but what I realized after this unusual conversation is.

There are times when you just want an ear, not a mouth. But those who know you in and out, find it tough to just provide an ear.
“Why are you crying? Why are you being so rude? Why are you so blue? WhySSSSSS?????”
It becomes difficult to make them understand that it is ok to be rude or depressed or to sob or to possess any emotion at times. 😕
But it’s not ok to judge me or you or anybody for momentary emotions or actions.

Lisa didn’t judge Mona. She simply heard all the stories of Mona, without judging her for any of hers.

Sometimes a conversation with a stranger proves to be more remarkable than the ones we have with our acquaintances. Reason being, you are free of being judged. 🙂

Let me know what do you think of a Conversation With a Stranger??

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Copyright © 2016 by Idle Muser. All rights reserved.

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23 thoughts on “Hey Stranger!

  1. Sometimes I stare at strangers (not in the stalker way tho) and wonder what their stories are. What are they feeling? Are they waiting for someone? What are they thinking? Maybe sometimes I want to talk to them but how to start? I feel that sharing experiences on blogs and commenting on other posts gives you a chance to talk to wonderful people you wouldn’t have met without a blog. But sometimes strangers and the internet can be quite dangerous 😦

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    1. True that is.
      Anything that we come across has its cons along with its pros. So it’s better that before proceeding further you check out all the downfalls of it. Just to be on safer side.
      Rest we cannot live our whole life fearing that something wrong might happen. So try things and ideas after prospecting all the possibilities. 🙂

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  2. I love it. I am actually able to relate to this, as in my past I have wanted to talk to someone and yet didn’t want to worry my family. Haha surprisingly it worked 🙂

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  3. Dear Aditi,
    It’s nice to see you writing such a thought provoking small story. You hit precisely on the spot. Very nice. Keep it up. May God bless you in abundance.
    By the way…
    I am one of your father’s friends. Name is Uma Shankar Sharma.

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  4. A thought-provoking little story. Yes, I agree that sometimes all we want is a listening ear, and also that friends and family can sometimes be judgemental. Strangers don’t know us well enough to do that and help us by allowing us to understand our own problems better by talking about them. 🙂

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  5. Yes , me too :). I do agree with that ;-). Not at all times we need to judge one person . Though, were living in a judgemental world, but we need to know first the people who is she/he . And, give her/him a time to introduce itself . Because, not all are strangers . Just listen , and don’t ignore her/him ^_^.

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