I had a dream about watching myself sleep
My stay in Canada as an international student has become quite fruitful these days. Although the initial days were a bit difficult since I had to cope with the harsh climatic conditions and time management problems, I have eventually accustomed to them. And one of the results of this foreign land, my sleeping routine has changed considerably, because of the tight scheduling between my university lectures and job conditions. Due to that I usually sleep during the day and study and work at night. In case, if I didn’t sleep in daytime, I once in a while prefer visiting nearby places or go shopping. I only get up during the day if I have to attend my university lectures.
Moving in another country has its own consequences. Staying far-flung from all known persons, we tend to befriend somebody who truly values our opinion and helps us alleviate our nostalgia. One of my friends from South India, who I met after coming to Canada, Gautam, has become a savior for me. Not only in shopping but also in traveling, he has become my companion. Such a cool person to befriend to. When we spare some time from our busy schedules, we would usually reminisce about how our days used to be and many more memorable events that had occurred in each other lives. It’s a lot of fun to share memories that way while we carelessly stroll in the evening sensing the cold breeze.
One day Gautam moved away because of his own circumstances. Since then our meetings have constricted to only weekends at the end of the month.
In another flat of my residence there is another guy who is extremely rude and intimidating. Perhaps, I am being judgemental here but his behavior is so unpredictable. The behavior he shows towards me and other neighbors is far from acceptable and to some extent it freaks me out. I believe he hates everyone that crosses his path and even calls police though there is no valid reason to do so. Because of him, I have seen police officers more than ten times in our colony questioning the neighbors and for a couple of times I have answered their questionnaires.
One night, I was sleeping peacefully on my bed until I woke up startled by the strange commotion on the hallway. It didn’t take me long to realize the sound was of the boot steps which are…