The elevator made an unscheduled stop, I saw a rangoli that took my breath away. Vast in scope and execution, I could just imagine how magical it must have looked at night.
I thought I knew the lady by face, but even if not, I just had to tell her how much I appreciated her work.
I called. And behind her polite “Thank you” was a pause that almost screamed, ‘and now that it is out of the way, what do you really want from me?’
Times must be bad if a pure act of appreciation is met with suspicion.
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