I am riding a motor-bike. The day is perfect, the sky is an azure blue and there is wind in my hair ( somehow am not wearing a helmet ). I am on my way to that wonderful land- Leh. There is a steady “dhad-dhad-dhad” of the bike along with me singing ” mai chali, mai chali”. As I get to the first stanza of the song, the dhad-dhad-dhad starts getting louder. Now it’s more like “chug-a-chug-a-chug” ( with a few whistles thrown in). All of a sudden there is a deafening sound of a train approaching. Whoa ! A train? The force of the sound makes me loose balance and am thrown off the bike. Can’t a girl go on a solo trip? Who sabotaged it by sending a train? I get up and start looking around, rubbing the dust off my eyes.
It’s NOT a train!!. The sound is emanating from my hubby who is sleeping next to me, snoring away to glory. I kick him hard in the shin. He jumps and looks at me, and goes back to sleep again. I hear him muttering ” She is beating me”. I punch him on his arm and he says,” lemme sleep”. “No!” I shout. ” Why did you stop me from going to Leh?” “What? When?” the train/hubby/snore machine asks. “Just go back to sleep, you M.C.P.”
Help me, the hubby snores!! —- a sleep- deprived wife.
©Apr 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani