Happiness comes from the strangest of sources.

So, I didn’t keep my word. Every now and then, I make promises that I don’t end up keeping.

And I read somewhere the other day that we should talk about what we’ve achieved only after we do rather than when we’re thinking of going about it.

So, I’m going to keep mum for now.

I’ll talk about how I’m feeling inspired instead. And give you the backstory before that.

I was in a car accident this afternoon. Thank God nothing happened to me physically. But that doesn’t discount the mental trauma I went through. I tried to get over it. But it flipped something in my brain, obviously. I was very upset. It brought unpleasant memories to the fore. I cried a little. And then I thought I’d watch a movie. So, I asked for recommendations on my social networks for a pick-me-up movie. I watched the trailers of the recommendations that came in. And I decided to watch Leap Year. At that point, it had not registered with me that the film had been inspired by Jab We Met. Half-way through the film, I realise the similarities between both movies. And that just made me happy. Because I’m a huge huge Imtiaz Ali fan. And obviously, that’s why I was drawn to watch Leap Year. That means I’m consistent with my taste. And there is scope to adapt something you like.

During the movie, I received a phone call. I opened myself up to my friend and spoke about my feelings. I’m smiling after the movie and feeling much better.

This scene from Jab We Met is one of my favourites:

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Sc # 37

[B 3]

Night, Exteriors
Bhatinda House – Front Yard, Terrace

Aditya is listening with concentration. Geet catches his arm.
Ghabrao mat Aditya. Sab theek ho jayega. Tum dekhna.

He turns and looks at her, shaking his head in disbelief.
Tum mujhe console kar rahi ho? Main ek flight loonga aur is sab se bahut door chala jaoonga, tumhaara kya hoga? Jis tereh se tum apni life ko handle kar rahi ho, Geet, tum bahut bade problem mein pahns sakti ho. Do you realize that? Sirf hansi, khel tamasha nahin hoti yaar life. Life mein serious hona hota hai.

Geet Tum to life mein bahut serious the Aditya. Kya fayda hua? Bahut bade problem to tum bhi pahns gaye na?

Aditya is stunned. He stares at her.

Geet Aage kya hone waala hai, uspar kisi ka control to hai nahin. To aise mein main vohi karti hoon jo mera dil kehta hai. Kal ko main kisi aur ko blame nahin karna chahti ki ji tumhaari vajah se meri life kharaab ho gayee. Meri life jo bhi hogi, mujhe pata hoga ki meri vajah se aisi hai. To I’ll be happy.

Aditya is staring at her. Unexpectedly, she is making all the sense to him. She smiles, clutches his shoulder.

Geet Funda zyada ho gaya?
Aditya smiles, shakes his head. She looks at him.

Geet Ye jo waqt hai na jo hum abhi kaat rahe hain, yahan? Ye bahut achcha time hai. Dekhna, aage chal kar hum is waqt ko yaad karenge, aur hansenge.

Aditya is looking at Geet, smile on face, internally mesmerized by her. {3 1⁄2 mins}

And I’ve learnt that there are times we can’t control how we feel low. On the bright side, something totally unexpected could make us happy. Like I am right now.

So, tell me, what made you happy today? Despite things not working in your favour. 🙂

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