Two different worlds
Pamela was pregnant with full 9 months, waiting for her time of delivery to come. Her son of about 3years comes near her as she lies on sofa, "mamma when will I see my brother?? When will you go to hospital and bring him back to me?" Asked Adi. She was surprised by his realistic query but left an answer by a smile. How cute and intellectual kids are nowadays she thought and then wandered around on other musings.
It's really getting late as Abhirup promised his wife to be back at home as it was their sixth anniversary, but now he thinks if he could not have promised her in the morning. As he thinks of calling her, his phone rings " hello, Abhi when are you coming???you said that you will come home soon?? Hello can you hear me, hello?? " Pamela was speaking on the other side. " Yes Ria, I am trying hard to get a leave soon, yet didn't get any leave" replied Abhirup worried and not knowing what to say anymore. " Ok abhi, try to come home soon ya, atleast today" she pleaded. "Yes" he replied and cut the phone.
"Maa, when I was pregnant at Adi' s time, I really had so much of swellings but this time it's different. Mom does it mean this time it's girl??" Asked Pamela curiously. "No silly these are only symptoms during pregnancy. Btw you are going to have a boy again, cheer up girl." Replied her mom who came to her home to stay with her. The house is filled with family members and beloved ones gathered on her anniversary but Abhirup had not come yet."maa was this a good idea though I have few days left for hospital" asked Pamela ( ria) to her mother in law. " About what?" Her mom questioned back. " Throwing a party at this time for our anniversary" replied Ria with uncertainty. " Oh common silly girl, this is just a mini party at home, you don't have to worry at all, just enjoy today's eve, oh well I have called Abhi, he is coming home within half an hour." Replied her mother in law with an amusing persona. The party goes very well with gossips and laughter and delicious foods. There were only family members and very close friends and Abhirup too joined the party ,in short all of them were very happy.
Few days passed, when one evening two days before Ria's delivery, she was sitting in the balcony when a sudden pain occurred and gradually was increasing every minute. She at once informed about the pain to her family members and was rushed to the hospital. That night she gave birth to a baby boy. And the doctor said that the mother and child both were all right. What more can her family expect right now. But she has to stay there for 6to 7 days. " Oh my god,look at those cute eyes,they look amazing."said ria's mother. "Yes and his fingers are absolutely like my Abhi" replied her mother in law. So the these two ladies are basically more concerned and interested on their little grand son rather than on their daughter. Days passed and the departure day arrived but suddenly Ria's new born baby developed a slightly yellowish colour on his skin so the doctors recommended them to stay for two more days which was quite dismay to her and her family. The doctor said that the new born baby has a sign of Pilia and has to be put on the light machine for 2days. This comes as a heartbreak to her and her family.
Standing near the large window of glass with a misery and teary eyes looking outside the massive garden of the hospital and the very long busy streets,she could not overcome her emotions and breaks down in tears. But abruptly she could notice towards the ground, few family members of some patient were crying and this sight completely broke down her. She realised that what is really the worth of life and death, truth and lie. Far away opposite to the hospital lies a very big Mosque from which the sacred songs were coming. She could feel something within her, a realisation hitting back on her mind, that is quite unbelievable. She could feel her senses as if they were not real. Am amazing surreal act was playing around the medieval of this journey. Gradually she becomes normal and heads back to her bed. A quite cozy and expensive room indeed they have pre booked which was very affable to the guests on that room.
Initially it was fine but slowly it had become quite tougher for her to go to her son each time to feed him or to change his diaper or to see if he's ok. Being a mother of the new born only Ria was allowed to go to her child. And the worst part is that she was in 5th floor and the baby on the third floor and each time she was put on a wheel chair taken to the lift then to the 3rd floor where she meets her son and then again back to her room. This was painful as Ria was also weak and had to take rest. Anyway being a mother is also not a joke so somehow she managed every thing and the next day, the baby was brought to the room and while giving back the baby to Ria, the nurse said " if the baby again shows sign of Pilia then he has to be on the light machine tomorrow also." And she left. But the baby showed no further sign of Pilia and everyone got relief. So the next day they can get discharged from the hospital. By evening, another patient got admitted and settled to the next room of Ria. There were hell lot of family members who have come along with the patient. In the night, Ria and her mother could hear the chantings of some one on the next room. " It's the book of Bhagavad-Gita they are chanting but why so?" Said her mother. A curiosity arises within them to know about the patient and the family. Layer did Ria's father comes to know everything about the patient and delivers to her, listening to everything she gets distressed as well as amazed by some point of view. She thinks in this world exists two different worlds, a world of joy when a new born comes to this world and another world of dismay where ones family members couldn't bear the pain of the loss of their beloved.
The patient admitted on the next room was a cancer patient, and her age was 82. She had a skin cancer and was in last stage. Doctors have given their word, that she may expire at any moment or may take time but no medicine will cure her. So her family members were chanting the holy book into her ears so that she may rest in peace with the chantings of Lord Sri Krishna. So Ria realised that a world where hatred, jealousy and many more things would happen was not an ultimate resolution as the two worlds were very different yet parallel to each other. She then smiled back to herself, got ready and left the room with certain memories and headed way to her home along with the new born....❤️