Close on the heels of International Day of Happiness follows World Poetry Day and what next? I asked my husband as were having breakfast.
Well, according to me all days are alike, not very much different from the other, he said indifferently.
I agree with you but if you were to choose a particular Day to be celebrated, what would it be for, I prompted.
O.K. Let me think, he said and began giving the idea a serious thought.
Have you thought of something worthwhile? I asked after a few minutes passed by.
That’s the trouble with you women, the most impatient lot that you are, he accused.
O.K.Take all the time in the world, I shall wait, I said.
Aye, I got a brilliant idea, he said excitedly the very next minute.
What is it? I asked in the same vein.
Try to guess, he said looking mischievously at me.
How should I know what you have in mind, I said not in a mood to exercise my brains.
Be a sport and I may give you a prize if your guess is right. O.K. I will give you three chances, he added by way of being charitable.
Is it A Day for Peace? I asked.
NO. Only two more chances, he laughed.
A Day for Relationships? I said.
Is it a Day for Silence? I said looking eagerly at him.
Absolutely Right. And 22nd. April shall be declared as ‘World Silence Day’ and absolute silence should be observed by all the women of the world and men should have a field Day to have freedom to talk, talk and talk to their heart’s content, he said gloating at his idea .
Now, where is my prize? I asked.
Remind me on the date I mentioned, he said his eyes twinkling.
n.meera raghavendra rao