Sitting by marine drive
The place that represent Mumbai for so many of us.
Looking at the dark waters I wonder how many secrets have they hidden.
How many couples have loved, fought and broken up at its shores. Some for ever, some to be united again here.
So many of us have stared into these waters building dreams of our futures. Some became millionaires and some failed. They probably all came back and remembered the day they dreamt.
As I sit on marine drive with my almost 3 year old, I wonder if the waters remember the 15 year old who stood by marine drive and dreamt! I don’t remember what I dreamt, but I wonder if I am the same person.
I wonder if the waters remember the ambitious girl who had just started working trotting down the drive in uncomfortable heels after a day at work. I KNOW the ambitions are different, I don’t know what changed.
The young couple starting off their life together, siting in silence as they enjoy their togetherness and the black waters. We still sit in silence but the silence in broken by an endless chatter of a toddler
Mumbai or Bombay my city. Where I grew up in so many different ways. symbolised by the beautiful marine drive.
A piece of my heart will always be part of marine drive.