The circus was all set up for the first show in the evening at 6.30 p.m . only a handful of spectators turned out to watch the show. With a loud music on, whole ambience came alive in a jiffy.
Much to the surprise(call it a shock), first on stage is a little girl of nearly age 5. In a Red striped frock, she looked like a little angel. Tapping one leg after another she danced to perfection, at least to my eyes. But that’s not the only thing to admire about this little angel.
Her innocent smile sparkled along with the lights decorated all over. No one in the audience can know the dreams of the little girl that she holds safe in her heart. Her performance got over just the way it started, spreading smiles among the audience.
It was interval time. She came near me carrying the packets of chips to sell for. I looked at her closely. Her soft brown eyes and chubby cheeks never gave an impression that she’s an outsider.
” Do you go to school?”, I asked pulling her closely to me.
“Yes I do “, she nodded.
At that moment, nothing more than that my ears yearned for. She smiled again. With her Million dollar smile for one last time, she didn’t light up the atmosphere this time but an enduring hope in my heart.
We exchanged smiles and goodbyes.