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.
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