He was struck by
the beauty of those free flying forms, twisting and spinning and
looping, like shards of crystal flung into the air by some ecstatic
Dancer. The thought that they were better than he, or that he was
better than they did not brush even the surface of his mind. He felt
only awe at the wonder and beauty of the sight.
At length he
reached the College itself. No one, neither instructors nor
students, seemed to know that he had been gone, though to himself
his two day absence seemed a lifetime. Only Sanyal knew.
back, he said. Long time no see.
And when they were alone he looked deep into Ajay's eyes and
announced, So you have found the other way.
Ajay was silent for
a moment. Then suddenly he flew a few feet straight up into the air
and re landed on the branch where they were sitting. Yes!
he cried. Yes! He knew that he
need say no more; Sanyal somehow understood everything that had
will graduate with your class? Sanyal asked.
don't know, Ajay replied lightly. Anything