Escape

Have you ever felt that you are living someone else’s life all along and your real-life awaits you, someone where else. Reshma has this feeling in her heart from the time she came to realize her existence on this earth. Her life on the shore was a sleepwalk where she has moments of wakefulness when she meets city dwellers coming to the island from far away places to dwell in solitude and enjoy the loneliness of their soul. 

She couldn’t comprehend their need to isolate themselves. She, on the other hand, craved the madness of chaos and crowd. She has lived too long in the shadows of loneliness, and now her heart fluttered to fly high in the world of noises. But she had no idea how to break the chains that have bound her too long with the place she has called her home. Home is not always the place where you live, sometimes its the place you need to travel, to find the missing piece of your soul. 

On one bright Sunday morning, she was standing on the shore looking at the vastness of the ocean. And there arose a whirlwind in the middle of blueness, stirring her soul. It was like a wolf howling inside her chest, wild with the anticipation, of what lay ahead, beyond the horizon. The seizing typhoon brought the fishes to the shore, and they were wriggling in pain, their eyes had a fear of death that waited for them in no time. Yet, they were all trying to swim back in the water, not giving up the hope to have one more last chance at life. 

This struggle broke Reshama’s stupor and brought her to senses, and then she ran, like never before, not looking back at people calling her back, she kept running as if her life depended on this action, she ran breaking the roots tangling her to the place she called home, all along. 

No one knows what they might find across the border after all a border is just another wall of that side. But not crossing it just because everyone thinks you shouldn’t, is not the reason enough, to walk across the boundary line. 

I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floatin’ around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it’s both. – Forrest Gump. 

For You and Me

There are days when I don’t wish to be a woman.
There are days when I wish that nobody expects me to be the epitome of sacrifice.
There are days where I wish I don’t get judged for not giving enough of myself.
There are days where I wish to be unabashedly myself.
There are days where I hope, not to feel guilty about something I couldn’t be.
There are days where I wish to be selflessly loved by someone even if I am empty to give anything in return.
There are days when I feel so much happiness bubbling inside me, and I wish for a hand to hold me when I drink it all.
There are days when I want to be badass and flip people and their unfounded thoughts over my shoulder.
There are days where I want to be nothing at all.
And there are days when I want it all, every corner of it.
So let me, be me.
Nothing else,
Nothing else, at all.

Happy Women’s Day dearies ❤ . I wish we all let each other be ourselves, especially if you are a woman then try a bit harder to be gentle and caring towards your tribe. If you can’t pull them up, then please don’t pull them down. Just let everyone be themselves 🙂 .

What you don’t know??

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When a few moments ago, she burst into loud laughter,

People around her thought, she is blissfully happy.

What you don’t know, is that the night before, she has spent sobbing, for her lost mother.

She married the guy of her parents’ choice,

All of their friends thought, she ditched him for a better guy.

What you don’t know, is that the guy never agreed for a committed relationship, it was she who kept relying on him, thinking her love will make him think otherwise.

She entered into room as if she owns it,

Stirring the souls around her, making them feel nervous.

What you don’t know, is that she don’t want you to look into her eyes and know about her anthropophobia.

Tears welled up in her eyes while reading an email,

Everyone looked at her with sympathy, thinking that she might have received a break up apology from her partner.

What you don’t know, is that she has been finally admitted to her dream university on a scholarship for masters.

She was crowned as the Most Desirable women of the country,

The young crowd looked at her with awe and wonder.

What you don’t know, is that she was left outside a church, an undesirable girl child, by her own parents.

She was being prosecuted for the murder of her husband.

The angry mob was pelting stones on her for the heinous crime, they thought she had committed.

What you don’t know, is that she caught her husband trying to rape their 10-year-old daughter, to protect her child, she took the life of the man she once loved.

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PS: Don’t ever judge people on your assumptions,never ever. You can never understand someone’s struggle or story until you wear their shoes.