School Time Reminiscences..!!

( I'd written this for a picture composition, in an English class, while in high-school. Glad I found this piece after so many years. Since I've not been able to write anything of late, just thought of making a post of it. Thank You.)



The fresh, blue, cold water circumferenced by irregular shaped coconut trees; she witnessed an eye candy. The fog appeared as if it sat resting on the water thereby blurring her vision. The boat proceeded steadily as the cold wind stroked through her face which instantly rejuvenated her senses. She stood over the dancing boat and spread her arms wide and almost screamed with a voice of joy but paused when she heard a distant, familiar sound. She opened her eyes and it took a couple of seconds for her to realise that it was her alarm clock that was ringing and the boat, the waters – everything was just a dream. “Oh God, that was such a lovely dream. Why do these mornings come?” she said to herself as she jumped out of the bed to get ready for school.

In school, she shared her dream with friends as they all exclaimed at each other. Being a Monday, the day went on; nothing special, just a normal day at school. The regular classes, regular conversations and everything about the day were sailing just about normal until the last period. Just before the final bell rang, the teacher read out the circular announcing a picnic, rather – ‘A Field Trip’ to Hyderabad. It served no surprises as all the students got excited at the mere thought of the trip. And instantly almost all of her friends concluded that they will be part of the picnic almost forgetting that they needed their parents’ consent.

Back home, she waited for her father to arrive home as her mom told her to take her father’s permission first. The clock struck 8 when she heard her dad’s car at the gate. She hurried to the gate and welcomed her dad with a wide smile. Once her dad freshened up and returned to the hall, she informed him about the trip (that was scheduled for the coming week,) and how excited she was to go. She went on to say that all her friends were going and hence she too wanted to join them and to not miss out on the fun.

Diluting her expectations into disappointment, her dad announced a firm NO to the trip. Her smile vanished and the eyes moistened. An uncontrolled tear ran down her cheeks onto the ground. Her voice seemed to have disappeared. She cleared her throat and enquired with a broken, crying voice- “Why Daddy?”
Her dad replied- “You know you have a health problem and you are not old enough to take care of yourself in case you fall ill.”

“Our teachers will be there daddy.” She managed to say.

“I said no. That’s it. It’s late – 10pm. Go to bed now,” her dad announced and headed into his room.
A week later, on the day of the trip, the clock struck 4 in the morning when her dad walked into her room. All her friends were going but she wasn’t allowed to go even after a number of requests. Her dad decided to give her a surprise and woke her up and said- “Go get ready, I’ll take you somewhere.”

“Where at this time daddy?” she enquired in a sleepy tone.

“Don’t ask anything, go get ready.” He brushed her hair.

By 5, they both bid good-bye to her mom and drove along in their car. Within an hour they reached a place by the hill just a small distance away from the city. Her dad held her hand and walked her in as she explored a picturesque lake with a few boats lying empty. They both got into one of them as her dad rowed it into the waters gently.

She noticed the fresh, blue, cold water circumferenced by irregular shaped coconut trees. The fog appeared as if it sat resting on the water thereby blurring her vision. The boat proceeded steadily as the cold wind stroked through her face which instantly rejuvenated her senses. She stood over the dancing boat and spread her arms wide and almost screamed with a voice of joy but paused. She realised that it wasn’t a dream this time. She screamed out loud, turned to her dad, hugged him and thanked him for this ‘dream-come-true’ excursion.

A dad often knows what his daughter deserves.

16 additions to the crap:

Vishnu October 3, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

nice.. i've heard about mind reading.. but dream reading is sumthin new.. his dad must hav been a genius..

sunny_raju October 3, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

It really is a master piece, when considered this was written in your high school, but at this age, do u still stand by your words "A dad often knows what his daughter deserves", do you?

parzi October 3, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

wow Arjun...this is soooooo sweeeetttttt!
how wonderful it is when dreams come true!
i loved the way you depicted the dream..beautiful!
u wrote this in high school???commendable ya...applause for it..thanks for sharing it!
it was a lovely read!
keep writing!
take care!
god bless u!

Arjun October 4, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

@Vishnu

haha.. It's not any kind of 'reading' :P .. It's co-incidence.. :P

@Sunil

Thank u.. :)

haha.. abt that.. I feel the dad knows too much now .. :P :P

@parzii

Thank u so much parul.. :)

Thanks..!!
Arjun

Thoorika October 4, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

Thats one nice post! I shall make my dad read it !! :D :D :P

Inty swetha October 4, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

a very sweet post !! its true.. at times dads know our dream... a simple and beautiful story Arjun !

Priya Joyce October 5, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

wowwwwww...I nevr thot her dream could come true like this ...wow...
very well put..n for a high skul stude tat's really amazing :):)

Aanya October 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

how can u write so beautifully yaar.. superbb da..!

lachu October 7, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

wow.......really nice
talented dad n talented u :P

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kasabiangirl October 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

Wow...that was a really sweet post! Glad you found this piece :)

The Rat... October 10, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

wow, arjun.. really wow!!

had it marked unread to read it over the weekend... not a bad decision, you made my weekend better... :-)

chocolate lover October 14, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

nice, its really sweet :)

keep blogging..

Dr. Chandana Shekar October 18, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

hey very nice ya.. keep writin such stuffn :)

Akansha Agrawal October 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

You wrote this in school... *stands and applauds* amazing man! itni toh meri vocab bhi nhi thi tab...

It is such a beautiful piece... :)

An Ordinary Gal March 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

it was really very nice...Surprises are always shoo sweet.Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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