So yet another story? 🙂
Changes are constant. That we have all seen and heard and contributed to.
My friend and colleague who used to sit right next to me moved to a different project and had to shift her cubicle two floors below. While leaving for home yesterday I saw her collecting her stuff and her machines were being transferred.
“So from tomorrow new cubicle?”
“Yeaa”, she smiled.
We said our goodbyes and “see you again”s and I left for home.
A few months ago:
Another colleague had gifted us both an idol of Lord Ganesha each. Happy to receive one of the most beautiful gifts ever, I took Him home and kept it along with my other treasured stuff.
But my friend didn’t take Him home and kept it on the right end of her table. Just beside the metal slab that separates my desk from hers.
I remember when I was small my parents wouldn’t take me so often to the movies and being a movie-lover, I would wait for all the good ones to be telecast-ed on the T.V. Once they had put this cute movie called, “Oh my Friend Ganesha” and since Ganesha being my friend, so every day I would come to office, walk to my desk and wish Him a “good morning” first thing before taking my seat.
Few months later it became a habit, a good habit which brought me smile every day.
While I was entering my office,
“Okay so she would have been gone by now and so her stuff, and now whom am I gonna greet and wish the first thing in the morning”.
I reached near to her cubicle after which was mine. As expected, her desk was empty, the chairs besides were also empty, no one had yet come.
“I miss you Ganesh ji”, I quietly say in my mind.
I come a little forward to keep my bag on my chair and guess what!
He was right there.
On my desk.
She kept Him on my table while leaving.
(I would have written she left Him on my table, but I guess no one gets to leave him, all we get is to keep him.)
So yes, I am happy!
She might come tomorrow and take it with her but for today, I say let’s just cherish the magic. 🙂
Picture credit: https://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/the-magic/