Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | By: Meety

Turn around and look back



She turned and looked back... and watched as the distance between them grew... as the vision of his image slowly diminished.. she watched until he was just another spot of dust in the air. 

Not a great sight to see, and you know it hurts, but still you keep doing it. Every time we physically move away from our loved ones, be it your parents, siblings, friends or lover we always tend to turn back and watch them until they are too far to be recognized. It is a human tendency to turn back and look at people, at places and even trace back through the memories and think about times gone by. I've always tried my best to stop myself from doing it.. but each time.. subconsciously I end up doing the same. Its not just me, I have seen a majority of people doing the same act of losing your mind and scanning the distances trying to recognize your loved one's among the moving spots across the distance.

I've often tried to figure out the reason why I or for that matter anybody does that. Was it because of the uncertainty... the fear that this might be the last time you would be seeing each other ?? Well.. quite not, cuz most of the times, I would very well know when I would be meeting the other person.... Is it an act to try and re-live the moments just spent ?? or is it to just see your loved one's to your hearts content?? Well I have absolutely no clue at all.... though...Each time I do that, I have a mixture of emotions churning in my heart, feelings that are completely alien to me at other times, and they do disappear pretty fast, as you turn your attention to other things, like checking out the cute guy sitting across the isle ;-)

Whatever it is,  I still haven't figured out the reason behind this looking back habit of me of many such people like me. Neither have I been able to decipher the assortment of emotions that gushes in as I do that. I try my best but in vain to stop myself from doing that. But time and again I keep repeating it, over and over again.... 

Any thoughts?????

7 Thought(s):

Ugri said...

I wonder why Dhi! Why do we do this all the time. I mean daily I see off Deepu and stare at him till he takes turn, though I knw its hardly matter of hours that I'm gonna meet him again. I surely donno know why!?

Meety said...

Well.. daz exactly what I've been talking about :-)

Shine said...

Ahhh!!! This post brings so many memories to my mind...
Sig it may be becoz of 'that' warmth which is not der in the place to wer we are headed to...wat say?

Pythoroshan said...

honestly, im no good at this... after saying goodbye i dont turn back... its not cos im stone hearted..rather the opposite, dont have the heart to say bye again... i just look down and pretend i aint affected...

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Meety said...

@Shiny : Not always dear... but thanks for the input :)
@Roshan : daz a good thing.. wish I could do that

Pythoroshan said...

i dooon't know abt it being a good thing yaar... Many times i'm left with the same thought afterwords..'should have turned back.'i dooon't know abt it being a good thing yaar... Many times i'm left with the same thought afterwords..'should have turned back.'