Neha

She left the cell phone on the bed and returned to the balcony. The air around was still warm and with the many emotions hurling within her, the temperature did not really make a difference. The occasional sounds from the road nearby broke the silence that the hour of night had brought in.

The past few days, rather weeks, left her marvelling at how life unfolded before her. Life had never been a bed of roses and her apprehensiveness often made her question herself - Is it justified to weigh every one on the same scale with equal biases? But then, did she have an option? Her friends said that she was being too hard on herself... that she needed to give herself some space and not be prejudiced about anything. On retrospection, she felt as if she had been drained out of the last bits of emotions. She felt cold and void. At times, it was like a pendulum... one extreme to another. Just when she'd feel strong and bold, a sudden surge of restlessness would creep in from nowhere leaving her numb.

Life indeed was funny and the world around her was ever-changing. Hadn't she just been almost rejected as a rightful person to lead a happy life, when almost the entire universe began to scream and tell her how beautiful she really is! Yes, things were changing and changing for the better. She was indeed a happier and a more confident person; but for that one string that pulled her back. She struggled to get rid of it and the more it clinged to her. She knew she needed to simply snap out of it... just once and it would go forever.

Just then, her cell phone beeped. She went to read the message - "Enjoy the phase and be yourself. Rest will all follow :)".... and smiled. She had somehow known the reply beforehand for it was only her sister who'd ever understand what she was going through. She was truly the pillar of her support. Placing the cell on the bed, she returned to the balcony and her thoughts.

A gentle summer breeze swept her face... it was warm and yet comforting. She recalled the day they had reconnected after years. The credit, of course, went to the present-day technology along with the many social networking sites that have become part of our very existence. Yes, they had known each other since school, but were never really friends. The first time they spoke was for almost four hours. The conversation went from school to.... cricket to.... football to.... just about any and everything under the sun. They had to end it rather reluctantly lest the next working day be spent sleeping through. And it had been truly wonderful since then. A spark had been ignited catching two souls unaware... who were blissfully ignorant in their haven of friendship.

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15 Responses
  1. Mudit Says:

    Captivating...I guess there is anotoher part to it as well....Waiting to hear who will express the feelings first :)

    I am not sure if you are thinking seriously about writing a book...


  2. Neha Says:

    Thanks Mudit... and m working on the book, though that will take time. And the next part will come soon...


  3. Mudit Says:

    Aah! Thats nice, looking forward to it as usual.

    Have you thought a name for it?


  4. Kunwar Rahul Says:

    its nice.... what i feel is that the person in question is holding back onto somethin that she really needs to let go of. explore, meet people keep busy, meet people just for the sake of company if anythin else... guess this is more of a sermon... lol... so ill just cut it here.. and by the way the thoughts expressed here are coincidently very similar to the post which was half written by me.. lol... guess will have to change now.. the expression of this work could have been much better.. Neha still waiting for a post which would make me imagine while reading and it and would be vivid..eloquent and rhetoric and you can acually do that... enough of the critisism but take it positively for the book... tell me more bout the book. cause iam speculating likewise for me too.

    God Bless


  5. ani_aset Says:

    I wished the story could move faster..good writing


  6. pushkar Says:

    i agree..d story is progressing slowly...bt i quite like it...u shud also tell us bout d guy...his take on d entire thng...n looking at d way u have managed to generate curiosity amongst ur blog followers i can only say tht "u r ch*@$ "..u knw wht i mean :)..bt i love u fr tht;)


  7. Neha Says:

    @ Kunwar - Thanks for the constructive feedback... will try to live up to those expectations. And for the book, it's still in the initial stages... too early to be talked about :)


  8. Neha Says:

    @ Ani - patience is the key :)


  9. Neha Says:

    @ Pushkar - Yeah... I know what you mean... and the other side of the story will be there soon... do you, by any chance, have a mind to help me with that?


  10. calvy Says:

    Woof woof!

    Well said Neha...the core message of the story lives close to my heart as well!


  11. Neha Says:

    Thanks Calvy... keep dropping by :)


  12. aamir Says:

    Well written and expressed.

    I believe there's a major twist to this story once you start writing about this guy in the story.

    Looking forward to it.

    Take care,
    Aamir


  13. whoohoo! i am back with a bang!
    didnt read much of the post as i was more concerned with my welcome note lolz
    but tell me first how are you? and what you have been upto all these days? probably blogging a lot more i guess hehe
    anyways will return back on a more serious note and with my "oh so" precious comments :)
    take care!


  14. Neha Says:

    @ Aamir - wait n watch :)


  15. Neha Says:

    Hey Appu...good to see you back....and I have been away too for quite some time. Now am waiting for your comments :)