Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Forrest Gump Like moment...

So today morning, earphones in place, MSS pouring her blissful voice (Kurai Ondrum Illai) into my ecosystem, I walked out of home to meet a friend at school. I live in the 18th floor, and the elevator stops very soon on its descent to the lobby. Enter two burly men, and behind them someone very very familiar. Someone who has been, a year ago, little known in America, let alone the world. Someone who's been sweeping victories all over America in the recent few days. Someone who could potentially be Mr. First Citizen of USA in a year's time.

Mr. Barack Obama.

We exchanged greetings and knowing smiles. I was too overwhelmed, and the elevator journey too short, to talk anything.

For some strange reason i was reminded of Forrest Gump, his moments and his journey. I smiled to myself and started walking. Kurai Ondrum Illai...

7 comments:

Rahul said...

Really!! may be u should have exchanged cards ;)???

Chitra said...

Oh wow.... that must have been so exciting!

jitendra said...

hi iday,

i am planning to visit gsb for my R2 interview. Would it be possible for you to take some time so that I can talk to you for a few mins about the school in general?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Iday,
I am an ardent reader of your blog. Good luck with your internships. Am waiting to read that entry in your blog :-).

Anonymous said...

Wow... thats so cool..
once in a lifetime thingy. :)

Ashish said...

Hi Iday,

I have an interview coming up for R2, and I have few specific questions about the school. Would you have some time to talk. Since I am based in US, I can call or email is fine too.

Thanks,
Ashish

Gopal Sukumar said...

Hmm ... thats something very interesting. And your narration of the incident that ended with "Kurai ondrum illai" was a nice gesture of your feeling to that incident. Even better that your reflexes linked the song with the incident, amidst the excitement of seeing the ONE behind those burly men.