Story of a lost journalist

April 22, 2013

Mystery Man

Filed under: My Musing Moments — Cris @ 15:52

It’s funny, what things could surprise you sometimes. Let me tell you about a person I know. I have somehow accepted this person as a really vague character. So the other day when he said something as ordinary as ‘I like antiques’, it shook me. Why, I do not know. I just didn’t expect him to behave human-like. I thought he just existed, doing a job and then going home. That’s how I had painted his picture in my mind. I looked at him surprised and said Wow you talk like a normal guy. ‘I am a normal guy, Cris’. And now I am curious. Not just curious. I feel experimental. Cause now he has again gone back to being vague. So I wish to unearth a human beneath all that nonchalance.

Does he have a favorite dish or does he just go sit down to eat when it’s lunch time? Does he change consciously or wear the first thing that he sees? Does he read his morning paper? Does he look outside the window and wonder about the red sunshine and the blue plants in the garden? Does he smile when he sees a baby on the other side of the street? Does he laugh on hearing a Jagathy joke? Does he feel upset hearing a neighbor cry? Does he stretch out his hands in the morning and think about a girl he likes? Does he think at all? Or just exist? Lost in a piece of music he found for himself a long time ago, when the human still surfaced…



  1. Mystery never unfolds by itself till someone tries to unfold it.. Normal guy!! A strange thing to hear. . Nice post.. Keep writing..

    Comment by Javed Miandad — April 23, 2013 @ 08:23 | Reply

  2. Do you wonder too, that he thinks these things of you, or someone else? Normal is as normal does, for us, isn’t it? I love the innate sense of curiosity in this piece 🙂

    Comment by Usha Pisharody — May 11, 2013 @ 15:03 | Reply

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