There are certain things in that are inevitable,it is bound to come sooner or later to everyone’s life.Out of all the inevitable things in life I consider ‘Death’ to be the most inevitable thing in one’s life.
To be honest no one really knows or have any idea of the timing of this inevitable fate and I consider this to be the most inevitable because I have seen death so closely that even today when I think of that moment I go numb.
So,it was back in my engineering days,on a bright sunny weekend me along with my roommates and two of my friends who had come over to my room to spend the weekend decided to go for swimming in a nearby lake as an adventure,adventure because out of 6 boys(3 roommates,2 friends and me) only 2 of them knew swimming, me excluded so for most of us it appeared to be an adventure and fun unlimited and we was like ‘mazak mazak mein tairana bhi seekh lenge :-P’ though it is not a one day job.
In no time we were near the lake with snacks,cigarettes(all of us were smokers though not heavy smokers) and cold drinks,the view of the lake was exhilarating and the feeling of swimming inside me was saying like ‘aaj to tairana seekh hi lunga’ no one can stop me from mastering swimming now.We all started taking off our clothes,not completely though 😛 and we all were in our shorts getting ready swim,smoking cigarettes before the swim.
One of my roommate was the first one to get into the water,he is really a damn good swimmer then my friend followed the suit with 4 of us left(the non-swimmer guys) waiting for their fun to get over and help us to get into the lake.Finally they came to us and told to follow them,we held their hands and slowly went deep into the water not so deep though just above my chest and I am 5ft 7inch. After spending sometime in the water we became comfortable flapping our legs and hands tirelessly and started having
Fear Of Drowning
fun with everyone showing our different skills in water then came my friend who niether know swimming nor he was interested in it rather he was interested in showing his “Muay Thai” skills which he started learning few months back,he started punching and kicking everyone around with unique techniques and all of a sudden the horror show started as he kicked me and suddenly I went deeper and my legs slipped,without the knowledge of me slipping he came near punched me,in this event I grabbed his hand for support but to my dismay even he slipped with me and the water getting to our neck slowly without much notice of our other friends.After some screaming they noticed us but at that point of time my body was completely under water with only my fingers visible and for my friend his hair was also visible.My good swimmer friend came to our rescue and started pulling my friend by holding his hair and me by holding my index finger as to him only my right hand 3 fingers were visible at that point of time.Lucky God we were saved and my friend was a ‘hero’ for me at that time.But I must say I was like drowned for 2 minutes and I knew that if my friend would have been late by 30 seconds or so I would have been a Past Person and for that 2 minutes of my drowning,I literally saw all my loved ones face appearing before me and I was bidding farewell to them.
This is my real story getting one to one with death and It was a lifetime experience as for that now I have no fear for Death as I know every Human is bound to taste this Inevitable Fate when time comes.
Sorry for this long post but I wrote this post as to preserve my memories,so that at some point of time I can cherish my memories as it taught me a lesson in life.. 🙂