After talking to her for quite some time, I lay down and tried to sleep, but couldn’t. What was it that she couldn’t open up about? I was her best friend. What was there to hide from me? I wondered. I so wished I could find out….but, how? I could not possibly ask about it to her family…and I didn’t know any other close friend of hers. Oh, how I wish I could find out what was going on in her mind, what was it that was disturbing her so much! There are times when our dearest people go through pain and heart ache and we feel like mute spectators unable to reach out because of the invisible walls they build around themselves. And at such times all we can do is pray for them or pray for miracles…magic, perhaps!
These days we keep reading about all sorts of apps that phone companies keep introducing in order to make life simpler or just for the sake of entertainment. Really, are they any good? I so wish they could come up with some app that could read minds, that could pin point the problem that keeps gnawing at people from within while they put up a brave facade for the world. Or, maybe, give the phone the super power that could help in finding out exactly what it is that troubles our near and dear ones and help them in getting out of those situations!
Agreed that we all have our families and friends to share our joys and sorrows with. But, there are matters that we do not disclose to anybody. Our fears, our anxieties that eat up our insides most often stay embedded deep within our hearts, away from our people. We fear being ridiculed or worry about burdening them with our problems. And we keep living with those troubles for the rest of our lives…suffering, dying a slow death. I knew my friend was hiding something from me. I knew she was suffering a lot more than she revealed. But, what I did not know was how I could solve this mystery! My heart went out to her. What good was my friendship if I could not help her in her time of need? It broke my heart to see her suffer silently.
In fact, it breaks my heart when I see ‘my’ people suffer and when I am totally helpless. Wouldn’t it be great if my phone could actually have the super power to read my people’s minds?! I would have gone bankrupt but I would have surely gifted them all such a phone made with the power to secretly disclose their innermost fears, their dreams and their ambitions that they kept to themselves. And, the icing on the cake would be if the phone also had the power to help me find solutions to their problems or maybe, help them fulfil their wishes, their dreams that they themselves could not!
There would surely be a lot many smiling faces around me. My family and my friends would be a lot more happier, a lot more at peace on being eased of their burdens. Having someone or something that solves our problems, or helps us get over our fears can be such a boon. And in this jet age, or should I say, electronic age, when every second human being owns a phone, such a phone with super powers could be immensely useful!
Maybe, I need to work on my e-skills and..umm…..maybe conduct an experiment on my phone and arm it with these super powers! And, what if I succeed? That will be THE END of worries for my dear ones who have been going through upheavals they have never spoken about! How I yearn to see their happy, cheerful faces!
Life, as it is, is uncertain. And if in this uncertain and short span of time, all we do is fight battles after battles, then when do we stop to smell the roses? When do we get to enjoy the beauty around us? Yes….yes…..a super power infused phone is the need of the hour! I think I will stop writing and start working on my Super Powerful Phone pronto! There are wishes to be fulfilled, difficulties to be solved, fears to be driven away and lives to be enjoyed!!