Love is an indescribable feeling.
Not many people in this world know what ‘being in love’ actually feels like. I didn’t know it, either … until I met her.
I came here in New Jersey, about 3 months ago and instantly fell in love with her.
Well, not my fault really. Anybody can fall in love with her real quick. You would have known, had you had met her too. Moreover, she has those wonderful, sparkling brown eyes that can get anyone mesmerized within seconds. Perhaps, the spell that those eyes casted, had simply worked on me!
So now, while I stand in the balcony, I notice Mrs. Norms coming out into her garden, most likely to water the plants.
“Good morning, Mrs. Norms.” I wave at her.
She reciprocates with a wonderful smile, enough to make anyone’s day brighter. I smile back at her and she resumes her work.
Very lovely people they are, Mrs. and Mr. Norms. They adopted Stephanie at the age of 3 and loved her like their own child ever since. They’re wonderful, aren’t they?
Soon, I spot Stephanie coming out of the house, for, perhaps, a few minutes. I smile at the sight of hers coming. I wave at her to get her attention. She notices me and smiles. I smile some more. And then, without a word, she goes back in. I too, then, retreat, back into the house.
Darn, I just recalled, my mom had asked me to clean the storeroom.
Oh boy, there we go…
As I cleared the storeroom, I saw a bunch of old newspapers lying about. I randomly picked one out and began reading a news that lied on the front page.
Stephanie, a homeless, 3-year-old golden retriever, who was battling with severe cold and hunger on the streets of New Jersey, after being brutually left alone by her actual owners, has found solace at last. She has been rescued and adopted by a lovely, young couple.
Yeah, that’s my Stephanie.
My love, next door.
© Khushi Suneja