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Story #02: Stroll

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Story Poster

A man went out for a walk outside the house in an open environment. The rough sides of unpaved roads and trails made by people’s traffic and farmers’ vehicles. Green fields on one side and water flowing in the river on the other, making the air soft. The cold sun rose and suddenly dark clouds covered the sky. There was an old man guarding the crop in that deserted place, who gave him a place to stay in the rain. It was raining and the two were talking. It was ten o’clock in the day and there was no umbrella to go out. It was time for breakfast and he was hungry. It was a good coincidence that the old man shared and ate his breakfast, which satisfied both.

Away from home
Away from home

Time is not always the same, change has to be supported by all because nature operates on its own. The direction of the wind changed and the weather changed, then the sun came out, in which the smell of earth was still left. Greeted at the time of meeting, now it’s time to bid farewell. The one who was there stayed there and the one who came left for his appointed place. The far away object is not visible and even if it is visible it is blurry. There was no such determination while leaving the house, but by looking at it, he had come a long way. People were waiting at his house that when will he come back? It was Sunday and the children were also at home among those waiting. Although everything was known through the mobile call, still the wait remains.

Farmer's hut
Farmer’s hut

He was walking on his way back, eyes looking for some special plant which is not in his garden. He brought with him two such plants which give flowers and fruits after the rainy season. There was some fatigue but got the experience of living in some other environment outside. On reaching the destination, the journey of one and the wait of the other was completed.

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Story #01: Associate

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Story Poster

He had left home by train to meet his known relative. The railway station was a short distance away, so reached on foot, it was a pleasant morning. Received the ticket from the first ticket booking counter of the eleventh station of the latter station. They had left after seeing the time and the train was also running on its scheduled time, due to which the train came in a while. The journey began, a distance of about five kilometers between each station, at each station the old passengers disembarked and the new ones boarded.

The children in the train compartment were excited to see the toy seller on the platform. Although there are toys in homes too, yet new toys are bought by the Guardian at the choice of the children. There were many people selling essential goods and food items such as those selling ripe bananas and those selling roasted peanuts. One of the features of the food sellers was to provide an additional nature friendly pouch with their belongings and a polite request to ‘collect the peels in these bags to facilitate cleaning for the sweepers’.

In the journey, some unfamiliar people shared their views and behaved like good human beings. They also listened to them and admired each other’s actions, like a familiar person. At the seventh station of the journey, a friend of his age boarded in his compartment. Meeting him yielded a Bachelor class classmate, reminiscent of old memories. Went alone but there was a happy coincidence, new people met, old people met and the journey became pleasant. Those who met him also invited the new acquaintance to meet with their contact number.

He got off the platform from the train at his destination station on time, was about to meet and go ahead, doing bye-bye with distant hand gestures. The roads outside the station were shaded with trees to give shade to the wanderer. In no time, she covered a short distance on foot and came close to her from afar and hugged her.

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