She was my Angel Friend
She was in her eighties and her skin had wrinkles but still her blushing eyes know the way to make people in love. In her old age she is still very beautiful and attractive.
I know her since few years. We use to meet occasionally in shopping mall near to my residence. We became good friends.
I still remember the day when we met first time. She was in same shopping mall searching some thing. I liked her on first sight. I tried to talk to her that day,’ I think you are searching something, may I help you?’ She turned to me with smile on her face and since then we became friends. We shared coffee and we had good chat that day.
She was living on different side of shopping mall. That day we waved good-bye and went our ways. During our conversation, one thing shocked my soul and mind. On my asking what she did whole life as profession, firstly she was lost in her thoughts, closed eyes and then with all pain in her voice, she said, ’I was escort’. I was stunned to hear her words. I said nothing. On my way to home, I was thinking of her only. How such a beautiful and calm lady can say this. Is she really had such past? My mind did not believe her words.
After that day, we met many times but I never dared to ask again. I always liked her beautiful eyes and graceful smile.
Few days back, when I went to church, I saw her sitting in one corner praying with closed eyes. I saw her from quite distance. She was looking like some angel. On the back wall of church I also saw picture of Mother Mary. I felt both resembling.
I wanted to ask her that why she said she was escort but I was having neither courage nor words to ask. I was sitting and praying and suddenly someone asked me,’ where you are lost my child’. It was father of church. I shared my doubt with him. He knew her well and what he told me really stunned me. He told me that she is really good lady. She was not escort, what she told me was not true.
In fact in her youth she was in love with some one. She loved a man in his hard times gave him a better life style, supported him and done all she could to love him but that man had different intentions in his mind. He was with her not for love or care but his reasons was selfishness. She was a beautiful and innocent girl. She couldn't understand the materialistic selfish reasons of his man to be with her. Time passed and by one day he left her all alone in the world with debt on her shoulders and tears in her eyes and sickness and pain in her heart. She cried for alone for so many days.
She started inhaling drugs and alcohol but nothing was helping her she was still in his memories and was in hope for him to come back.
She was seen standing and waiting on door for him. One day she heard him saying, ’I befooled you’. She started crying more loud and then when next morning she woke up she said to herself it was not you who befooled me it was me who got befooled, I knew at every step that u don't love me, you have reasons to be with me but I thought u will change because I love you so much.
Having frustration and thinking that she slept with man who was using her like escort for tenure of time for his selfish motives, she engraved deep a thought in her mind that she is an escort. With this thought she lived whole life.
Hearing all this my eyes was full of tears. I was voice less. I turned back but no body was there. I came back home with heavy heart. I never saw her again.