12 minutes ago
My train ticket didn't get confirmed but the journey had to be done. Dreading the general compartment (full of creepy men), I entered the ladies compartment at the end of the train and squeezed myself in.
The floor was dirty, there was no place to even stand and near-violent fights for seats were happening behind me. While trying to stay positive, I stood in a corner looking for space to clear up. And slowly we all discovered a space on the metallic top berth right next to the luggage. Nobody else could climb up, so a little boy travelling with his mother and I (after much difficulty and dancing in the air) made it to the top.
A while later everyone got some space and settled down into their calmer selves. And in a strange way, sitting on top and watching over them all made me calm too. I couldn't help but realise that life isn't all shiny for everyone even if externally. But if we hold on, we could admire the colours of the chaos and eventually, get out of it too. 😇
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