“Heyyyyy! Come back. Why are you running away from me? Stop! Come back to me”. There I was; screaming out my lungs. I tried to chase him with my personal best. When you are running at such a speed you hardly know what you are stepping on to. How could I be any different? While chasing him, my foot struck something and within no time I was biting the dust on the ground. As I was trying to get up…..
“Time to get up darling.” My mom shook me up for my school. I was on my bed, not on any ground. While getting ready for school I recalled my dream. As soon as I reached school, I skipped the morning lecture and went straight to library.
For what? You may ask. To write down why I had that dream, all of it. Maybe some more too.
You know how badly I want you, how I want to caress you, how I would love you more than anything and everything. You know all of it, but you still chose not to be with me. I still feel that one large piece missing of my life’s jigsaw puzzle. Just like other pieces, you never fell at your place, at least not yet.
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I watched ‘Marley and Me’ yesterday. All the time when I was watching Marley, how I wished it was me who he was playing with.
After finishing that movie, I couldn’t stop myself and ended up spending another one and a half hour watching my all-time favorite ‘Hachiko – A dog’s tale’ for the seventh time. Every time I watch Hachiko, an ample amount of tears roll down my cheeks. Sometimes they are happy tears, but most of the times they are of grief, Hachi’s grief.
I could never own a dog, but I have lived each of those ‘with-my-dog’ moments through such movies and others’ pictures and tales. I mean when you know someone would be waiting for you at your station when you reach back in evening, you can hardly ever find any reason for not being excited to be back at home; when you know someone would follow you wherever you go, which might be little troublesome too at times, you can never face a sore lonesome period; when you know someone will always be there for you no matter how many kilograms you gain or you lose; when you know someone will always long for you in your absence, how would you not feel special; when you look into his eyes, you see nothing but innocent love.
“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.“
He is unaware of the system of clock and time; still he never fails to come to receive you. He jumps at you as if he hasn’t seen you for months when it has been just a few hours you were away from him. With his innocent eyes, he is always telling you how much you mean to him. All he ever asks from you is your time, and okay – his food. The way he blackmails you emotionally through his face and eyes, you just cannot stay without giving him his daily-extra-chunks of meal. And now I know why we say ‘Puppy face’ not ‘kitten face’ or ‘cub face’ or any other face. No other face can blackmail you as much as that ‘Puppy face’.
If you don’t believe, try it yourself. My mom is an exceptional case, which she proved by not losing herself even after watching ‘Hachiko’. I wonder sometimes, if she is made up of Iron.
Anyhow, I have lived all these moments through these movies.
On one hand where ‘Hachiko’ is more of a loss and pain, ‘Marley’ on the other side is an entire opposite of former. It has scenes full of how an authoritative Marley rules over his owners. I kept on laughing throughout the movie except the last few minutes of the movie, which again turned the taps behind my eyes on.
Among all the three movies of dogs that I have watched, ‘Hachiko’ is my favorite. There couldn’t be anything else I can recall this special and close to my heart. When you see Hachiko waiting for Professor, for not months but for years, you cannot really think of anything but remorse and regret, of you being merely a human. Hachiko died waiting for him, and his last memory of getting re-united with Professor made my heart bleed and mushroomed the saline liquid in my eyes.
“One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven’t seen joy till you have seen that.“
I did see that in Hachiko, and so I cannot agree more with it.
I don’t know about professor but have we, humans, really done anything so great to deserve this unconditional love and loyalty? I don’t know and I can never know.
Where Hachiko expressed the pain of a dog after his master’s demise, Marley was about the pain of a master after his demise. I cannot choose any of the ways, as I am not strong enough as Marley’s master; neither can I see my (going-to-be) dog to undergo any suffering.
It is then when I think – Am I strong enough to own a dog? I am, if he promises to never leave me, not at least before I die.
“The greatest pleasure of dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.“
This quote actually makes my eyes sparkle with happiness.
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