Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Voice

She got up hearing a voice. she looked here and there but simply couldn't remember anything. She heard a voice distinctly, a very familiar voice. She realized that she was in hospital. Flowers were arranged by her side.

She closed her eyes and tried to remember… Accident.. yes she met with an accident and then what? She tried to concentrate and remember but her mind was blank. She couldn't remember when the accident happened. She opened her eyes and wondered how long she had been in hospital.

She heard the door open, she got up and saw a nurse entering. Seeing her awake, the nurse smiled and gently asked her how she was feeling.

She opened her mouth but no voice came. She tried to clear her throat and speak again but she couldn't. Suddenly her throat was full of pain. she heard the voice again in her head. Before she could understand anything, she passed out.

She woke up and saw her mother sitting by her bed side. She looked around and saw that she was still in hospital. Before she could say or ask anything, her mother asked her to quietly lie down. Seeing questioning look in her face, her mother told her that she had met with an accident 5 days back and doctors had fought to keep her alive. She had to be in hospital for few more days and then she could go home.

As her mother was speaking, she heard the other voice, very familiar voice. She looked around but there was no one.

Soon a few days passed by and she recovered from her injuries except for one - her voice.

She lost her voice in the accident, when the glass pane of window had pierced into her neck. Doctors saved her life but couldn't save her voice. She heard the voice and this time she recognized it. It was coming from her mind and the voice was...



Hers.

She was a Radio Jockey.

As she started from hospital, she heard the radio in the car. She looked at herself in the rear view mirror, the new her who was going to begin a new life as she hit the road again.

P.S - I attended a soft skill session, where I was asked to tell a story based on this pic. I didn't do a good job at that time, but this pic stood to my heart and i rewrote the story. As i was writing this, i saw this video clip which touched me speechless.

P.S.S - this story is for all those who live their life and inspire us though they are not able to tell about it.