Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Conversation

Two college-going girls got onto the train the other day, and sitting opposite me, started a lively conversation.

They conversed in a language I did not know – a language without spoken words. I did not understand the words their hands formed, but their animated faces conveyed their thoughts better than mere words could.

They were excited about someone, as only the young can be, and couldn’t care less who else was listening. Their conversation was mesmerising – their thoughts tumbled forth, you found yourself rejoicing in the tiny triumphs they shared.

Then, they got off. You could almost hear the Silence.

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.


Bubbly Bala said...

If watching the hearing impaired converse fascinated you so much imagine how I would have felt teaching some of them at Reach. Although not all my experiences at Reach were pleasant, the children, everyone of them, gave me so much joy.
I shall always cherish those days. I loved every one of them and they returned my love unconditionally.

Natasha said...

Hard to explain it, but I think what really fascinated me so much was the animation on their faces.
People normally look so jaded and weary with the world, it was nice to see someone so lively.


Related Posts with Thumbnails