Jun 1, 2013

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"I am no one famous. Know no one close. But I love my life. I guess that's enough reason to write my memoir..." I had just finished writing these lines when the bell rang. It took a minute or two to register it was the alarm that just went off. It was 5:38 AM.

"Either set it to 5:30 or 5:40, what is this at 5:38? I only like waking up to a round number..."; I had suggested rather annoyingly to Israel many times. He hadn't felt any rush to change it.

May be it wasn't a good enough reason to demand I only liked waking up to a round number. Or may be, just may be, he didn't like the tone of my voice. Or could be that he meant to say,
"... then you change it yourself".

So it was, 5:38 AM.

When I realized I was only writing in my dream, I quickly made a mental note to start my memoir with these exact lines - if ever I write one, and went about the day's business.

For the rest of the morning and well into early afternoon my mind had lingered on only one thing, "What would I name my memoir?" Finally settled for, "The Me I see" Author: NRIGirl. Perfect!

It was everywhere. The News channels were talking about it. Amazon had rated it in their Monthly Top Picks. Oprah's network was calling for a possible interview. My blog was exploding with traffic that Blogger couldn't handle it; they had to temporarily shut down the site...

The business I was trying out, suddenly picked up. It became a huge success with people calling for franchise offer from everywhere. It was a difficult decision - to franchise or not? Settled for, 'NOT'.

The mission outreach was tremendous too, with donations pouring in from all over, needs met all around the world...

I figured it was all a continuation of the dream, the dream that had woken me up this morning, but only that it is called daydreaming now, or even wishful thinking.

But then why does it seem so real - at an arm's length?

All I had to do was just reach, and it would be there.

Just wake up, and it would be mine.

I wonder if it is okay to dream at this hour?

At the dawn?

At the cusp of one's forties?

At 5:38 AM?

During the day?

...



13 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

You make me smile.Great events in the history of mankind are foretold through dreams.Even God conveys His message through this medium.Start writing 'The Me I See' at 5.38 am.Do not allow Israel to change the time.There is a purpose in everything!!!
Have a great weekend

anilkurup said...

No one can fetter you and say do not dream. And boundless you can. I have!
Walked up the Everest, sailed the seas and traversed the jungles exploring, made love to the most beautiful of women ... well the list is endless. Yes have also dreamed of the Nobel for a book. What more is left to achieve?

Nice to know the dream at dawn was enlivening for you. And old moms say that the dream at dawn is sure to come to true.

....Petty Witter said...

Here's hoping your dreams, all of them, come true.

adithyasaravana said...

And I would be proud to tell that I am a friend of NRI girl

NRIGirl said...

Thank you friends!

gigihawaii said...

Glad you had such a pleasant dream instead of a nightmare! Lol. Hope you continue to have them.

eye in the sky said...

The opening lines already hook the reader. Beautifully written, as usual. :)

baili said...

hey dear friend ,dreams are kind sometime,predicition,and sometime quite disturbing,but most strange thing that few of them repeat theselves ,i dont know y but they do,i missed reading you dear ,hope and pray that all z going blessed in ur beautiful world,my son came home for summer vacation,so got oportunity through his laptop to see u friends, stay happy,god bless u

R. Ramesh said...

hey buddy super ya...i am also dreaming that one day v all good blog friends will be chatting over a cup of super coffee or as v say kapi..thanks and take care:)

R. Ramesh said...

btw aditya,, i am already proud of saying i am friend of the super nri girl hehe

....Petty Witter said...

Stopping by to wish you all a good weekend. PW.

Ishi said...

Hope all your dreams come true!:-)

NRIGirl said...

Thank you Ishi!

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