As he was talking, he got up from where he was sitting and pointed to something lying on the floor. It was the missing gold screw of my earring, underneath the coffee table, sort of like a wide open umbrella landed flat on its back. I felt a sense of relief and some sort of peace passing through me…
I couldn’t contain the happiness. Finally I found the back screw of my most favorite earring. It is the cute little button, an accessory I purchased years ago from a well known jeweler to beautify my appearance. An elegant gold earring with a single white stone, a little twinkle I adore carrying where ever I go.
I got my ears pierced when I was in 7th grade. Until then my ears were sort of bare and naked! It wasn’t any easy to locate a safe spot to pierce through since my ear lobe was comparatively small.
Even though it’s a tiny little earring, we are sort of like a team. It matches well with anything I wear; makes me feel confident and graced with elegance, and neutralizes any bad choices I make when it comes to contrast.
But things have changed; it’s been a couple of hours since we lost in touch. I realized it only when I tried to remove the earring after I got home. I searched everywhere in and out. Every imaginable place to locate it – all the way to the car park, inside the car, underneath the seats, and even under the car!
On the way back I covered the corridor, walking zigzag to cover every inch. But none of those helped my missing screw to pop out from hiding.
Since it was too late, I decided to pause and restart my search the next day. Yet, my eyes were acting sort of like a searchlight stretching its glance far and wide, without even blinking. My instincts guaranteed me that I would somehow find it. But when or where, left a big gape!
Before I went to sleep, I neatly packed the rest of the pieces in my jewelry box. I felt like it lost its purpose and not useful anymore. Yet I kept the positive thought alive! I bid good-bye and turned back and proceeded to my room with my searchlight eyes still on, hoping for some sort of last minute luck to do its magic to reunite us.
I slipped into the eternity, crossed the land, walk past my misery and landed in the middle of a beautiful gathering. I really felt the good reception as I entered the room. I sat at the side of the sofa, as I do all the time at home.
It wasn’t any boisterous bunch for heaven’s sake, I thought to myself. Most of them were soft spoken and well mannered guys. But I couldn’t see all of them since the pillar across the room were blocking half of the view. But nothing hindered our lively and merry mingling. I felt very peaceful in there. I don’t remember how long I had been in there…
Heaven knows how fast time flies…something prompted me to head back. I opened my eyes and felt a difference in the air. I looked around. But I was alone this time. As I opened my eyes I remembered to get the screw from where my friend showed me before during our conversation at the gathering.
But, wait, the fact that I lost my earring screw is true. But, the conversation, friends and the rest of the events are not real. Everything seemed quite blurred for a while. Soon I felt an awkward silence. I paused to reset and recollect the events bit by bit.
The unreal fact of seeing and the real fact of missing slowly started to drag me down to disappointment.
I still remember seeing the screw and the finger that points straight to it. It is also real that I saw the exact place where he pointed – to the screw. Now, who is he?! I don’t know!
I lay in my bed for a while trying to piece together everything that had happened. I remember covering those areas in my living room way before I went to bed and the dream was just a dream since I was overly indulged in the missing screw.
The sudden realization of losing it again made me really disappointed. At least, I wished it was true, and the spot my friend pointed was true.
Now I’m more curious than before. I’m completely awake now. I went down to check at the exact spot to experience if it was really happening! There it was!
I couldn’t believe my eyes! The cute little screw was lying on the floor underneath the coffee table, sort of like a wide open umbrella landed flat on its back just as I saw it hours before during our earlier conversation. You know the conversation, quite a pleasant one. It happens only rarely, and this time it had a purpose literally!
I felt a real sense of relief and some sort of peace, leaving so many things to ponder and cherish for the rest of my life! Dreams do come true for sure!