दो कदम तुम भी चलो….Day VIII

दो कदम तुम भी चलो
दो कदम हम भी चलें ।।……

The crush had
matured to Love & my heart longed for him.
There were
significant changes in my routine, woke up early in the morning and practiced
the movements taught by him…trying to be more flexible & graceful in
movements…The financial market had worn out my charm, had become more
mechanical chunk…the after effect of market fluctuations which bombarded the
savings of traders…and to save our skins we off & on bombarded them…grace
was nowhere to be seen. It was a distant thing but the love for Ishmeet &
the passion for learning Salsa had changed me…It had overpowered me to get the
sheen back in my life. He was contented with my efforts & I longed to see
myself on the stage performing in my best with my friend.

जिंदगी कहीं गुम है
उसकी ही यादों में
उसका ही मंजर है
मेरे दिन रात में।।

It is said, “All is fair in love n war”, and I
don’t know about war but it seemed
absolutely true in love. I never knew that I would strive so hard for a person
who had walked in my life suddenly…My feelings getting intense with each
passing day. He was becoming important in my life…all my decisions n dreams
revolved around him…not for a second his thoughts left me. A curvy smile spread
on my lips adding  glow to my persona.
People say, “In love one glows” n in my case it was true. Really I was glowing.

We met every day
for the classes & practiced the sessions religiously putting my best effort.
Ishmeet was giving his best & was leaving no stone unturned. He wanted me
to learn full-fledged & be a skilled dancer.

The steps of
Salsa & the background music brought us more close to each other; we could
feel each other’s breath on our face & the way we held each other …the soft
caresses of his fingers, the way he held me in his arms or by my waist, it was
the demand of the steps but both been young felt an intense pull for each other
and the silent ambience of the hall drove us crazy for more close proximity. We
shared a special bond which connected us. Silence speaks more than the words.
My body had learnt to sway according to the steps but I could not take my eyes
off his face. But when our eyes met, I felt my cheeks hot & bit my lips. He
too smiled & held me closer in silence.

After classes, he
would come along till metro station to see me off. While strolling, we would
share the happenings of the day and would advise each other to confront the
issues & mocked on our carelessness. Gradually, I demanded more and more of
his time; it was the matter of heart, “Yeh Dil Mange More”& “Dil Hai Ki
Manta Nahin”

One thing I never
forgot, pulling his nose & watching his expressions…

He remarked,
“Still you’re not grown up”

“I don’t wish to grow Dear.” I giggled

My heart
whispered, “I am in love”

To be continued….

© Ila Varma 2015

                                        Pic Courtesy: Google

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