I noticed something very strange happening during my morning walk in the park, said my husband soon after coming home.
What was it? Did you see a young ‘couple’ exchanging rings or garlands? I asked.
Nothing of that sort though I did witness such scenes on a few occasions, he replied.
Then what was it? Did a boy and a girl walk holding their hands together?
Oh, even that is not uncommon these days, he grinned.
Did you notice an elderly couple engaged in a verbal duel? I wanted to know.
He shook his head in answer.
Did your fellow walkers come with their pets and the latter made friends with their tribe? I asked tongue in cheek.
Enough of your guessing and wild imagination. Can’t you think of something pleasant which hopefully should not stop with just one day? he said smiling.
Aye, I feel you look so much better when you smile. I wish you make it a habit from now on. You know like charity a Smile should also begin at home, which means a smile reserved for your family as well, I suggested.
You have a knack of stumbling on the answer to your question, he said astonished.
What is it? I asked perplexed.
For the second time he answered with a smile but a sarcastic one.
You silly ,have you forgotten today is WSD and the strange scene in the park I was referring to relates to it?
What is WSD? I asked not having the remotest idea what it stood for.
World Smile Day, you nitwit, he quipped.
n.meera raghavendra rao