There are so many moments in our life that we keep aside from sharing simply because we know others won’t believe even if we dared to share …Well! I have decided to share such a rare moment that changed my entire life … trust me … its true and I am pretty sure you would love reading this …
The house stood lonely by the side of the road. I knew …I was indeed lost and the sight of house only re enforced this feeling. This was one part of our colony where I have never visited before during my so called bicycle expeditions though I had always boasted of my familiarity with our neighbourhood. I was a resident of this colony since the age of 3 and now I am 14.
I braked my cycle to a screeching halt and got down to explore the new found territory. The metal gates screeched as I opened them wide enough to let my thin frame in. The house seemed quite old but good enough to be my den next time we played hide and seek. I calculated as I went in. The door was locked with a chain around the handles and a heavy metal lock. Trying to open it would be sheer over confidence. So I started hunting for alternatives.Viola!!! I found a broken glass window without grills. I crept in and started investigating pulling out drawers and open cupboards.. Lot of household dusty things but nothing to impress a 14 year old…….. Until… my eyes fell on the wooden wand with a big diamond head.Wow!!! That looked cool… a wand I had always wanted …dark brown in colour with twined strips of black leather and a glazing ball like a big diamond. My hands raced to pick it up. It was lying freely on one of the table racks but when I tried to grab it, it didn’t budge. I tried again and again. Still the same .It looked as if it was glued to the table .I walked around the table and checked …the table and the wand was covered with dust and spider web. Dusting the wand with my handkerchief revealed some inscriptions on the table. As I cleared the entire word I knew it was a collection of jumble letters. My expertise in cracking jumbled words from the Sunday Newspaper came in handy . It was one of my favourite magical words that I had read in many magical books.As if out of a fable I uttered the word and grabbed the wand. With an eye blinding light the wand came into my hand…..rolling itself around my wrist and became invisible…I touched my wrist….it was not heavy … weighed hardly that of a bangle….. I could feel it though I couldn’t see it. I got scared and excited at the same time.I re uttered the words and the magic wand crawled back into its former visible shape into my palm. I was shocked … mesmerized… and excited indeed on seeing this in reality ….. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do …. I could hear my heart racing …. My entire body whistling with excitement…. My hand couldn’t stop feeling the wand over and over ….A spark of mischief gleamed across my eyes. ‘Will it be a magic wand as I had always fantasied? Will it have the power to fulfill my wishes? Why not test it out?’ I asked myself.Holding the wand in a position most magicians’ do I pulled myself back into a brace position as I uttered the magical wand ….. with a glittering light the wand rolled itself around my wrist and became invisible…..cajoling myself I made my first wish ….. A falooda ice cream ….Whoom…… there came my ice cream…..just as I desired…..I grabbed it and ate it … the best one I ever had ….Now I got the trick. If ever I wanted anything I just needed to utter the magic words and wait for the magic wand to unroll into my palm. Once the wand is invisible I need to wish…. And it will be done….and as before the wand would roll itself into my wrist invisibly.
Many around me ask why I never wear any bangles?…..lol… Why should I when I have this rare bangle . I smile as i hear this question every time .I want to share this with others but as I told you … no one will ever believe this. I am pretty sure of your expression as you read this.Though I have the power of my magic wand I never used it unless it’s that severe, simply because we never know how many wishes that wand could fulfill. Though I was and is still worried about running out of my wish limit I have to admit that I can feel it even now around my wrist …… even after all these years …..I feel relaxed after sharing my little secret. If you can believe … it’s great … if not its fine … for I agree that reality is stranger than fiction ……!!!