I stood ,my mind numb, and the seconds slowly ticked by ,each one lingering, for an instant and finally ,like sand flowing through the hour glass …bringing the END nearer……
The light was INTENSE …..
The shrill whistle , that blared forth , pierced the silence of the night , resulting , in a surge of activity, nearby as animals scurried away in fright…
The IRON MONSTER approached with a dizzying speed, which I judged, by the rapidly increasing of the intensity of light.
100 M ….75M………………………50M…………………………. MAYBE ONLY 25M…..LEFT………………….
My family flashed through my mind , and all the good tomes , we had together. I said a silent prayer of thanksgiving for everything that god had bestowed upon me ,and prayed for my mother., the one who would be the most affected by my act…
No regret seemed to fill me . I had resigned myself to a fate I had carved with my own hands , after plenty of thought ,,I knew that people would be disappointed , I don’t blame them , nobody would understand , how I felt. I wasn’t doing anything in haste …. I had had plenty of time to think about it…….
( WHAM!...... The instant of time finally approached… The two bodies come into contact…. Just about touching each other….. when TIME FREEZES…. A stillness follows and silence prevails…)
I wondered , if I was dead…..
I was lying on a warm floor , pearly white with criss – cross tiles of flooring spanning large portions……
I seemed to be in a room with no walls , no door and no ceiling , that spread infinitely in all directions…
A fluorescent glow spread its light uniformly along the entire surrounding area….
I started to get up and noticed that I was dressed in a black robe …..
I wondered if I was in HEAVEN..
I looked at my hands. . . . .,they seemed solid end real..
A booming voice from behind , startled me. I turned, in fright to see a tall, long white bearded.., with matching colour robe , man , look down at me , with an unwavering stare. . .
I started to say something . . . .
But he held up his hand to silence me.
He turned around and with a wave of his hand , instructed me to follow..
I FOLLOWED . . .
We walked in silence for about a minute . after whish his crisp voice cut through the absolute stillness.
”What you see around you is a corridor ,that expands infinitely in all directions..
But there lies a significant demarcation of paths …
While one leads to heaven and peace , the other leads to hell and agony.
These are two of the three fundamental dimensions that are part of the TRUE WORLD .The third dimension is your world and its universe ”
He clicked his fingers , and the light dimmed . I looked up and was amazed to see the most starriest sky ever . billions of tiny , white spots dotted the sky , there were constellations and multi-coloured galaxies, that reached and covered the flat plate like surface on which we stood, ….like a hemispherical dome….
I stared…. As the beauty of the sight before my eyes , left me bereft of words….
Finally when I found my tongue, I asked
“Am I dead?”
“No you aren’t, you are in the corridor that separates the universe, the dimension you know of , from heaven and hell, usually the mid point during the transition that occurs , after the phenomenon, you refer to as “DEATH”. ”
I was too SHOCKED and NUMB to think…
“You are here today, by chance. After the way you chose your fate,you should have been here as a seeker of the next dimension, that you would enter…
Everyone sees two dimensions .after “death”, one depending on the circumstances and behavior on earth, sees the other dimension after he reaches here ,and heads to the gate that opens to it.”
I looked around to see if I could see a gate of any sort…
“But I can’t see any gate!”
“That’s because you aren’t dead, though you should have , … supernatural forces took control at the instant of time , wherein the collision occurred, and you were transported here”
“Who are you?” I asked. The most obvious question that I should have asked suddenly struck me.
“I am your interpretation of “GOD”. People see me in many forms ,depending on how they perceive me. The form I currently possess ,’is your version of god’. ”
I was speechless for a few seconds and pinched my self to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
“You decided to make the ultimate sacrifice , when you stood on that track. For a reason that well. . . .has been the result of many a visitor to the two gates here. . . . but your case was slightly different. FIRST , the call you got wasn’t entirely true, and you jumped to conclusions. SECOND your love was true. . . a crystal like clarity had set in your mind after you heard the news. I’m afraid, that I have rarely come across such love and loyalty. Therefore the powers here , decided that you could not die…,for something you were mistakenly lead to believe. . . people like you ,with dedication are urgently required by your world. . .
So you are here. The message that we wanted to give you is that , well. . .dont take things seriously , until totally confirmed and that , remember , you should. . . ”
“TRY TO GET WHAT YOU LOVE , OR YOU WILL BE FORCED TO LOVE WHAT YOU GET. . .”
He put out his hand , raising it above his head and in one rapid turn of the wrist , pointed it at me . I felt myself weightless for a second and got the feeling of flying.
“FAREWELL SON!” were the last words I heard, as I journeyed at a breathtaking speed. . .
I felt myself on the moist grass of the park, near the swing. ......
Everything was as calm as I had left it. . .
I heard a train whistle in the distance as it rushed past. . .
I walked back home thoughtful and shocked by the recent events.
My mind was made up. . . . .
I opened the door and entered, The first thing I did was to pick up the phone. . .
-“HI!”. . . . .”well I wanted to tell you something”. . .
-“OK . Go on. . .”
-“Well you know , you are the light of my life and I love you a lot and I wanted to tell you, that if I had a star for every time I think of you, I would have innumerous constellations to gift you, every time I see you.”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .