“Julia, be careful okay? Call me when you reach the office.”, Ray murmured as he kissed my forehead.

“Of course, I’ll be. I’m used to it now. Please don’t worry about me.”, I consoled my doting husband.

I stepped out and inhaled the fresh air. I started my way ahead, slowly, tapping the way with the guide cane.

After exactly two hundred steps, I had reached the busiest road in town. As I waited to hear the alarm of traffic signals changing, a beautiful fragrance touched my senses. It lingered with me till I crossed the road, just like it did everyday.

I smiled to myself. It was my favourite smell in the world. Ray’s. He loved me too much. The only ‘ray’ of light in my world of darkness. 

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