When everyone in the heart of Thimphu city prepared many things to usher new year,my heart started beating faster than ever before.The very tension hanged my soul too high against the gravity until my eyes were closed with the arrival of night.
I woke up with the start when sweet shrill voice struck my ear,"wake up and have dinner". It was my brother."Well Acho, I will take it later",I replied him as I ran my fingers on the eyes to clarify the vision.I took a plate of rice and slept again.
As the rays of morning sun peeped through the window glass, I went for bathroom to take hot water bath.No sooner had I entered the room, there was a call,it was my friend Lhab Dorji. His voice was shallow and stammering as he said,"Wai Nima, I have very bad news to tell you today".I didn't expect any tidings other than the wishes for new year."Our friend",he continued after a long pause,"jamtsho was expired in the bike accident". "Who...who,,told you?" I shoot back the broken word. "Aue Nado, told me of the incident" came the answer to my question.
I could not believe with my ears because I knew very well that he won't go in bike anywhere as you and I do. By nature he is very simple, kind and friendly. He never tell an iota of word that can hurt the sentiment of mankind. Every hair in the world can talk and sit comfortably with him even at the first encounter, for his physique is embodied with tinge of smile.So who can ever believe that the god has brutally snatch the life out of my beloved friend, Sonam.
His death was confirmed after I had a telephonic conversation with Lopen Nado,who is also doing the same course to that of the deceased.I made many calls to my friends and senior friends to inform them of the sad demise of our beloved friend.Nobody really trusted me until I plea them time and again. We,the members of dsi family gathered to do something for the friend who no more agreed to be our friend after he got entrapped in the trap of death.
After thorough discussion, we made our way for temples to offer prayers and butter lamp.We spent whole day going from one temple to the next. We faced no transportation problems to pay visit to holy icons and places as many of our seniors were having a car each.
Though new year was right in front of us, it only gave us profound sadness.It was the day which took the part of our heart by stealing the life of my friend.
You gave us everything you have:comfort, peace,money and all the worldly things. Although you are gone from the corner of our eyes, you will always remain closed at my heart till I take the last breath. I misss you Dungtsho......