THE INCIDENT I CANNOT FORGET
Manifestation of unforgettable memories
Memories are indispensable. One such memory that I have as a newly- wed bride is etched in my mind. Just after my marriage my husband took me to a very famous Hanuman temple situated at the outskirts of our city Yamuna Nagar. It was late in the evening and hundreds of devotees thronged the temple. After darshan in temple, due to a heavy rush of people on the narrow road, my husband asked me to get down from the two- wheeler, as he struggled to drive through the crowded narrow road. But to my embarrassment and shock, passing the crowd, he drove fast forgetting me. Alone in dark I walked slowly trying to look at ease but actually terrified as I didn’t know the way to my home.
Since I had joined a co-educational college in Yamuna Nagar as a lecturer a few months earlier many of my students who happened to be there gave me glances and smiles which I pretended to ignore. Walking of the zig- zag road with many twists and turns, those kind students came to my rescue guiding me through the way leading to my home. I literally had tears in my eyes when I saw my husband coming back. His candid confession that he is not used to anyone seated at the back made him forget for a moment that I was with him.
Years have passed since this happened yet whenever I go to that temple, the memory of those awkward but unforgettable moments comes back to me.