30th April 2011, Time: 1.15 AM… Bangalore International Airport.. I had a choice to choose the seats near “Departures” or “Arrivals”.. I hate Departures, hence I walked towards “Arrivals” side,… waiting for my best buddy to return back.. This waiting was supposed to be long as his flight got delayed by almost 2.5 hours.. I was wondering what to do.. settled down with a cup of coffee.. and a book “Games people play”.. every 15 mins a flight arrived, and I was distracted by the scenes that would happen at this side of the airport.. finally I gave up reading the book, and bookmarked with the bill I had saved (don’t know for what reason!!).. and started watching people around..
Some people walked alone, and just looked for their name boards.. and just walked passed.. Many people waiting like me.. were just waiting to see whom they r waiting for.. I could sense of joy the felt .. a feeling of getting back something they had been missing…
I could see friends hugging and jumping.. and talking from the time they saw.. until they got into the taxis.. while this was over.. I could see grandchildren running towards their granny.. where granny was just waiting became energetic.. and hugged .. and was searching for the chocolates she had got for them..
Parents waiting for their children.. returning back.. that is something that touches me everytime, I see it .. not just in airport.. but even on a daily basis when children return back from school.. J..
We do have advanced so much in technology.. tho we get to see people at very distant places live on camera everyday.. the sense and feeling of touch we experience when we actually see and feel them.. is totally different.. it cannot be replaced with any live conferences.. or phone calls.. ah but they definitely will keep the connection going !!!
Returning back is such a feeling for the people who receive the ones coming back….With all this distraction.. I was still waiting for the one whom I came for.. I am totally unpredictable with my reactions I give in such situations.. so not knowing how I would receive him.. a feeling of eagerness is just meeting him… somewhere a feeling that he would return back from Bangalore as well.. creeped in.. its just two months.. after that Jun 30th I will be here.. at the “Departures” side of the Airport.. feeling a sense of loss.. that cannot be replaced with a telephone call/webcam…. I hate Departures!!!
– 1.29 AM 30th April. “Arrivals section”… Bangalore International Airport