It was not less than an adventure, going to play in that grassy play ground with majestic creatures of the world. Some flying, some hidden, some you just don’t want to touch, and that all in bushy grass.
I was a new lad there, all the other kids were accustomed to that environment already. They very well knew how to make a best out of small little things, an ability to find pleasure not yet learned by me.
Well, the first task was to get into that play ground. All those bushes, dragon flies, grasshoppers (maybe praying mantis, LOL) and other insects were waiting for me. I gather all my guts and put my first step in the play ground, all little insects would hop or fly away from me yet still scaring me. I guess I am picturing myself as a timid boy here. But, never mind. I would now walk along the periphery, my friends would insist on me to get into the middle field and if I don’t go by myself, four boys out of nowhere would come and carry me from my legs and arms and would throw me into the middle field. Like literally.
Now, they have one thing, one custom which I need to perform to be one of them. Like 3 tasks in movie “jaane tu ya jaane na”.
Well, it’s my story of me getting back to home in brightest of sunshine.