“Seasons change, friends move away, and life goes on from day to day. Flowers fade and streams go dry and many times we wonder why. Yet we can always be assured because God tells us in His Word, That unlike changes in the weather, love goes on and last Forever!!..."
I landed at the Philadelphia International Airport at 4pm. It‟s my first visit to the United States. I finished my immigration formalities, collected my baggage and was waiting for my colleagues to pick me up from the airport. The airport looked very busy. Some people were rushing to the gates to catch the flights, some had come for send off, there were some couples constantly holding hands and whispering in each other‟s ears. The kids were looking very cute with very fair complexion, blond hair and red cheeks. I was watching everyone when my eyes suddenly fell on one particular guy. I could easily make out he was a desi from his looks. He was wearing a faded blue Jean and a white sweat shirt. He was tall with wheatish complexion and toned body. His eyes were so attractive and he had a constant smile on his face .He was busy talking to someone on his mobile. “Ria”- I was interrupted when someone called out my name. A girl and a guy were standing with a friendly smile on their faces. “Yes.” I said. “I am Meghna and this is Karthick.We have come to pick you up.” “Hi” – I smiled at them. “Welcome to the US” – Said Karthick They helped me with my baggage and we came out of the airport to the parking lot. We pushed two suitcases in the trunk and I had the hand luggage with me at the back seat. Meghna was sitting in the front and Karthick drove the car. “So, how was the journey Ria?” “It was good Meghna. Just that the connecting flight from Frankfurt was delayed by an hour. But I whiled away time roaming inside the airport.” “Oh, If it was Meghna she would have utilized that time in Shopping. You know Ria ,She is a shopping freak” –Karthick teased her. “Oh! you know what ?even I did a little shopping”
“That‟s great Ria. See Karthick, we girls latest spend time in shopping. Not like you guys. watching girls all the time” “Alright ladies. Everyone wants to do what amuses them” We spoke for some more time and Meghna got a call. She got busy talking and Karthick was concentrating on driving. I moved myself towards the window and started looking outside. The Autumn season had just started and It was very beautiful to look at the trees with different colors. Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. I have heard this many times but it was truly a wonderful experience to see and feel the autumn season. The road looked very clean. It looked so colorful as though the whole place was painted with random colors. In about an hour the car entered into the “ The Lakes“ community in Allentown,PA. We parked the car in front of apartment „A-9‟.We moved the luggages in and Meghna showed the room where I was going to stay. The apartment looked very beautiful with a big hall and two bedrooms, big kitchen and a bath room. There was a balcony at the end of the hall. I could see lots of beautiful trees around. I loved the place! “Alright Ria, take rest. See you both at office " – Karthick left the place. I had dinner with Meghna and came to my room. My first day in US! I missed home terribly. I was very tired because of the long journey and slept off soon. I was standing near a beautiful stream with trees on either side. The leaves in the trees were of different colors from light yellow to bright orange and red. The water in the stream was reflecting the colors from the trees. Some leaves were falling into stream slowly. „Ria.. I had been waiting for you for so long..I missed you a lot”…He came near me, looked into my eyes .Hugged me softly and whispered in my ears “I love you”. The alarm rang!! I woke up with a jerk and looked at the time. It was 6 am! Huh! ! It was a dream! And that guy..I have seen him somewhere ,,,Tall,Blue jean and white...
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