Before I even realized, the curtain was up, the lights were on and the show had already started.
I was sitting in the backstage and was rehearsing my part in the play over and over and over again. I didn't want to make any mistake in delivering my dialogue. I was looking at the mirror frequently to make sure that my dress is perfect and my make-up is flawless. I wanted to look how exactly I am supposed to.
But suddenly, I found myself at the center of the stage, the curtain was up, the lights were on and hundreds of people were looking at me!!!
I had been saving my vacation days so that I can go to a beautiful seashore and spend a few days of heavenly happiness. I was working very hard the whole week so that I can spend time with my family in the weekend, without having to prepare for the important meeting that I have on Monday. I chose to have a stressful ‘more work more pay’ job so that I can have a peaceful and relaxing retirement.
I just didn’t realize that the curtain is up and my preparation days are over!
I told myself this morning that today is the day that I had been preparing for for the last forty years. It’s just my time!
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.