The place hadn’t changed since I was last there. It didn’t surprise me. The bearded man sitting behind the desk looked at me and smiled. And in that moment, it felt like home again.
“How long has it been, Manu,” he said, his voice booming with excitement.
I smiled. Breathing in, that musty fragrance of yesteryear came back. When I closed my eyes and opened them, I saw old friends around me. The memories of my summer vacation with them came flooding back.
“Fourteen months, Ravi sir,” I replied, taking an old book from the shelf of my favorite library.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
18th April, 2017)