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THE END!

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“The End”

The End!

The End!

“Twice bitten once shy”

The never give up attitude never left him.
For now, it seemed fun.

He felt like a pro.
Juggling around his heart and finding a new person to mend it!

It was much better than watching others.

There was a sense of satisfaction of having tried, than regretting of never doing it!

He smiled. He never won. But he won over his fears..
Once touted as the one who will never dare, to the one who never feared!

He smelled a sense of achievement.
He smelled the victory cry!

Some months before he had never thought what he could do..
It was beyond his imagination..

“But a gesture of love, can ignite a person, sometimes consuming him, to become that!”

Back as he saw, love was not the same as said..

It had its own highs and lows..

“Love is not for the one blinded in lust, Love is for the ones who enjoy the pace of it!”
“Love reveals itself. Love finds YOU! You don’t find your love..”

One find day, Love will find YOU!
It will embrace you so tight, that the whole universe will seem filled with it.

Love has it power. Misuse it  and you lose it.
Love opens up your heart. It lets you play with the heart.

“Love is being silly. Love is respecting. Love is commitment. Love is a beautiful feeling..”

Try to hold it and you will lose it..
You cannot maintain love, you can only let it BE!

Love can empower you enough to face the criticisms, it can fight it alone!

Love can give you a sense of ownership of the other person..Something that causes most break ups..
Too much of it, and you screw up the whole setup of love..

“Love it, but don’t love it enough to damage it by yourself..”

Here he was, seeing the power of love, and its downfall!

Staring at the sky he was amazed, it was full of stars.
He could feel that, When love was right there, he never sensed it, but now with her gone, he enjoyed the darkness.
There were those stars which she gave,”the snippets of love” :)
Something, he chose to treasure and thank her for..

The feeling of love had subsided.. He was quiet..

He felt no urge to make a move himself..He sat there, Busy joining the pieces of his heart..
Carefully, bringing them together.

“You don’t find people. They are meant to find you. For a reason, so much beyond your reason, but with a definite purpose.They might not exhibit any purpose, yet establish over time.”

This was one such instance.. Someone found him, but not for the reason he felt betrayed for..

Just a casual meet. Again. Over the world wide web..

The world wide web is funny.. It lets you showcase a part of you that you choose to show. It never shows the part, you always want to hide..
And yet we choose to believe that story.. Not, that we do not understand.. But there is a slight hope, what if? What if i can change it for the betterment of us both?

What if, this is what the other never thought of? That it can be better?

“Hope. Faith can make the worst of the crimes. Like taking a risk to do the same thing that led you to a mistake.”

Happens.

She looked stunning than the previous one. He was bowled.
She was friendlier and cheesier in her talks..
He was keeping her at bay. He never landed on the harbor initially. Observing the steps. Was it okay to dock? Or he should continue to sail ahead?

He never wanted to. But Hope? Faith?
He was a never give up guy!
He went with a precaution to himself.. He wont enter the territory to get lost! He agreed to his sane side!

But then, he changed sides.
He broke his protocols and became comfortable with her talks..
He never took it as true, although she hinted her in a first few talks. She loved to toy around the guy’s emotions.. Yes. He was emotional with the scars in!

But he was determined. To just hang around and stick to the precautions! Not knowing, the scars were still fresh!
She lured him by her talks.. He got caught. Now here he was, completely in her custody!
She won him. He lost himself in her.

But this was something different.. He could not meet her. She stayed miles away.
Oh God. This was a long distance relationship. He knew fully. Yet he took the risk!

He loved her talks. He imagined her smile. The same as was in the photo she posted.
He fantasized being with her, sitting besides and talking the same way as on phone..

Those days, he did not have plan to call her at affordable rates.. He went beyond.. He found one to talk to her as long as he wanted..

“Love is Being Mad.. It can literally make you do things, you never imagined!”

Sometimes though it comes out as better!

Long distance relationship is risk oriented..

There is no presence. and presence does it all.
Words hardly live up to. They just guide to fantasies. But presence! Presence makes it a reality!

Presence is what keep the fire in the relationship..It keeps it lit.

With lack of presence to just lit that love is not easy..
He felt the pinch. She was though, as she mentioned casual. She hinted. He never listened to that..

He was now completely lost in fantasy through her words..

A month and a half, he spent like that. He called every time. She never took that initiative..

He was out on a vacation… He informed her.. She kept being casual..

“Friends define life. They treat you beyond what you are. A side you never discover, they will make you explore that. Friends do that!”

A gala time being away. His new love life was now a topic of hot discussion. They talked over and over and saw him smile at her mention..

Back from the vacation, he tried to contact her.

She was gone! No return calls, messages, not even ONLINE!

He became curious and persistent in asking. He was being genuine.

It seemed like a lost signal. He could not trace her beyond that number. She refused to be traced too.. Shying away being ONLINE too!

He had to practice respect. He had to give her space. He chose to be committed with a slight tinge of knowing she has left him!

But he refused to believe until it were her words.

His birthday came. She wished him. He became hopeful but not for too long.She chose to be away!

One day, she decided, she came for a chat, She blurted finally.. She was already in midst of a complication, her feelings, her desires!

She was in midst of something. She was not a committed person. She loved to toy around. Some of it, made things complicated for her..

He thought maybe she sensed i was genuine and did not wanted to let me in. Also they never met!

“To lend space in heart is not so easy!”

What if you choose to take it for granted?

“NO!” She blurted out, “I am NOT your girlfriend!!”

He was not shaken that much as he was the previous time..

He decided. There was nothing on this path much to explore..

He called it “THE END!”

He chose to not explore it in the way he was doing it. He knew there was much more to life than just wandering carelessly like that..

He chose to gracefully part ways with the path..

Although many chances came,time and again, but he choose to not follow that path again.. Until as they say.

“Love FINDS YOU!”

 

PS : You can read the previous two short stories here :
“RUSH”
“The Wanderer”

The Wanderer!

Short Story

“The Wanderer”

The Wanderer

The Wanderer

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“Wanders not the one who is lost.
Wanders the one who is the search of himself.
Through places & people.
Slowly and gradually, One finds Oneself.
Thus!”

Dates back to a quiet time.
There was silence.

“In some parallel world, something happens,
they are meant to be,
without your consent and with a strong reason,
to open you up and or close inside of you ;
some part, beautiful or ugly,
to leave you with a understanding that lasts for a lifetime :))”

He was Heartbroken.
But he wont let Go!

He stayed there. Quietly looking at his state.
The heart was meant to be mended.
With love!

He observed and looked everywhere, in search of a caretaker.
His heart refused to stay alone.
It needed a companion.

Lost was not the hope. But feverishness could damage.

He waited. and Waited.

Talked a lot. with whomever and tried to hide the scar.
Sometimes it gave support, sometimes it did not!

Two months sailed by. One fine day, it was.
Someone bubbling with enthusiasm and chubby he meets.Over the world wide web.

There was no intention or the thought.
But there was a feeling of happiness, the talks with her, were distracting him from the goal. The goal : to purse a person who could mend his heart!

A week or two, nothing struck to take step ahead..Until the day, her birthday came.
He wished her;with all the heart. Not with an intention,but with complete attention to be honest.

She was happy with the words :)

There was no mention of her in his thoughts after that..
He was gaining speed in his routine and engaging himself to be better himself from the scars..

Another month passed by, and urgency drew in..She needed his help.
Being a good person at heart, he agreed. He gave in all his effort.
She was very happy.

She got what she wanted.
There struck a link of trust.

“Trust is good. It gives some time for the person to not doubt or react immediately. The time that one seeks, that could damage the good times.”

The help sensed to her, a sense of goodness in him..

IT STRUCK HIM! Something stirred in him. Again.

He was now making moves. Negotiating unconsciously to the person to mend his scars..

It was not intentional. It happened!

The Friday came. He mustered the courage to take her out to place she wanted to go.
She could not go alone. So He had volunteered.

The journey and the presence worked.

She came back home. The evening was fabulous.

The day after he finally believed. Never give up. Never stop trying.
She just barged into an informal chat and by the time they looked at clock.. it was 5 hrs..
5hrs talking how the evening was nice :)

A spark again!

The week later and the next, he kept hinting her that he felt special for her..
She kept replying.. “I wait for your messages now a days” :)

Its the first of the month..
He finally decides, he has to decide whether to say or not those three special words..
There was enormous amount of pressure by head and lots of support by the heart..

The Heart Won!

He did the same again.. neither a call nor a meet. Just a plain message to her..
Not having guts to see what would be the reaction. He chose to just switch off himself from the electronic world and quietly slipped into tranquility!

It was dinner time. His hunger for the YES from her was stronger than the food.
Gulping down the food hurriedly, he checked in the phone.
No reply.

He logged in the world wide web.
There she was. ONLINE.

Without a second thought the first words of his were.. “Did you get my message?”

She said “yes i did”… He consoled myself, be ready for a yes or no!

There was a pause by her.. She said, “sometime back she had been proposed, only to find out it was a prank..”

He affirmed. “No i am not doing any bluff.. I really like you!”

She smiled. He stressed, “Please, please, you are the ONE.. Please please can you be mine?”

a few more affirmations.. She said YES!!!!!!!

FINALLY!

He felt triumphant, there was sense of victory inside.. His feelings won.

That night was different than ever.. Logging out he slept with a sense of relief…He found the caretaker of his heart.

Finally he was happy.

The next days were better than ever lived. Every morning, afternoon, evening and the nights, she never left his sight!

She roamed all over his thoughts.. She made him sing, write, laugh and smile..She sparkled the love in him again…

But the talks were not enough.. He wanted to MEET..He asked her out.. It was a beach..

Next day, She came. Dressed simply, her innocence and sweetness welcomed him…

He signaled the auto.

Here he was, sitting finally with the love of his life.. He looked into her eyes, they were the most beautiful.. radiating pure love!

He signaled her, and caressed her delicate hands. Never before experienced, those hands spoke kindness :)

They got down, there was this huge sea and the beach..

They made their way through the sand.. There was dead silence..

“Lovers never talk much.. Their presence transmits it all..”

This was so true.. He experienced it..

It was the most beautiful and pure feeling ever… He felt so good.. :) They held each others hand.. walking around the unusually quiet sea..

The wind blew her hair.. He was awestruck. She looks divine!

A thought crossed… He wanted to kiss her hand..

“The true mark of gentleman is not to be lustful but be loving..”

He thought, that was just right..

He asked softly.. She put her hand ahead.. He gently kissed and in his mind, thanked Almighty for sending her..

They kept walking, she looked at her watch.. it was time for her to go!

He was more than content..That left him so full in his heart! The heart had been mended by her presence… :)

He was now ready.. To complete his incomplete thought.. To make way towards her heart forever!

She drove to home.. He called.. a thought crossed his head, unwilling to go away.. He asked, “did you take permission to come from your caretaker?”

Sheepishly she said NO!

He was not happy. He did not want her to break rules and trust of her caretaker.. He said with a big heart.. “Lets not meet like that when its not possible for you talk to your caretaker about it!”

The following weeks he bumped into her on a few occasions, she gave the clue and he reached..Whilst amongst her friends, they never failed to feel special.. There were glances, handshakes secretly as they dodged the sight of others..

Every second, to express the love, they utilized..

“Love does not need an occasion.. It does not give reasons.. It just finds it way and satisfies itself!”

Love no longer had any barriers.. He felt invincible.. Love brought him power albiet with a sense of responsibility..

He felt alive, He could not contain himself. It manifested in his every action.. Helping and smiling was just a way to tell others, he was filled with love!

It transformed him, he became more receptive to help, filled him with compassion and a sense to serve.. Love taught him more than he thought..

He discovered he was special. He did the same. He told her how she was also special..

Things are always great when you are in love..You get all the attention.. But too much attention is dangerous… He began creeping in almost every hour of her life…

What started with minutes now spanned hours of her day…

While he was satisfying his urge of longing and feverishness..She was sensing something fishy..

She never spoke openly.. She continue to talk and reply and kept that routine going…

It was almost two months now..

One day, she broke… “I need to talk!” He persuaded her. She wasn’t ready to get convinced but she had no choice or reason then, nothing more specific..

Another month passed, She showed signs to move away…

And the Day came, She blurted out in anger..

She was confined to him. She now longer did the things, she did earlier.. All her time was consumed by him..

She became aware.. She was more caring to herself than anyone… She knew where he was heading to…

She felt the risk, her future was more dear to her.. She mustered courage, She defended herself on her stance and She said in a very strict tone.. those dangerous lines….

“I think we are more better as we used to be.. Can we be FRIENDS again!!”

He was not ready to strike that deal.. He refused to give up…

She became more aggressive, she made it very clear by her words, “Look that’s it!”

She stopped the dialogue. She concluded! “That’s it”..

It shook him completely.. He felt devastated!

For few moments he did not realize what happened..! He was refusing to believe. She was stern..

He woke up next day..There was no one to love.. No one to say i love you!

He could not imagine the thought at all… Suddenly he was a stranger again…

He could not see the day or night.. Nor could she! It was painful to part ways but necessary all the same..

She sent a clear message to him, she loved him, but not at the cost of losing herself to the Possessiveness..!

She liked being independent. She was quiet. Simple. Hardworking. Sincere and Smart. She made a choice. She wanted to reclaim her space again..

He realized his foolishness. But now. It was too late. He could not convince much.. He was not choosing to change. He wanted to be what he was and wanted her to be how she was..

There was a big debate in his head.. He gave a million reason to be together.. But never spoke of giving respect to her thought!

It took him quite some time.. To accept his foolishness. It just took her sometime to accept her intelligence..

He was then, blind in love. He lost it! and now he was here again..
Lost and Wandering!”

PS : You can also read other short stories here :
“RUSH”
“The End”

My first short story :
“Rush”

The Rush

The Rush

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Dates back to an era whilst the smartphones were not so much existing in the households…
They were not the only ones to be loved.

“Amidst the chaos is the light.
The light that guides.
The light that find you way to your happiness.”

For years there was a thought..
why would one need a light to light up his life?
I mean a stranger person to fill you up?
Really?

For years the cupid lay asleep, watching me wake up one fine day!
Then. it targeted me.

There seemed a gush of energy, flowing in..
The atmosphere was feverish.

Now finally, those incidents, gushed in my memories..
There was something in the air.. something special..
I guessed some called it love?

Suddenly all the meetings seemed to talk as if building a fact inside my head..
That, i had developed a special something for the person or maybe the person also had?

The feeling so strong.. captured me..
I felt unarmed and conquered..
For moments, it felt exciting, wonderful!

I looked back again and again, the same moments, played..
So much.
The heart thomped with excitement.

As the feeling went strong, there was a demand..
She must meet. I must take a move forward.

I waited. The next step was unknown. The goal clear.

I wanted her. To get that special feeling.
I wanted to ask. Rather i wanted to experience..
Can you recreate it again, being in front?

Just you. and the fantasies would spark off.
Just presence was enough.
No touch. Just your presence did it and can do it!

Can we. can you? Lets meet?

Heart pounded with excitement.. Finally.. What is it? Is that love or is that what?
Na. Forget it. That special something is very luring to ignore..

Lets Meet..
But how? What do i describe the reason to meet?
Never before there was a reason to meet unlike this?
Never before a feeling like this for a person?
Will i be accepted? What will happen?
Lets Be. Keep calm. Its not love. Maybe i am overdoing it?
Ugh. Lets keep calm.
for once, Brain intervened. Heart though unnerved kept sparking the curiosity!

Hours passed. It felt days.
Never before time had been cheating me.
How come.

Brain ordered lets go to that event.
I was not ready to move. Heart fixed its gaze on her. Wherever she was. The picture was still.

I was relenting.. Then took a step..
The thoughts. Still the same..

a few steps. a few laughs. Friends in sight :)

For a moment there was void. I felt good.

and then… Boom..

She CAME!

Oh God, My whole self smiled like anything..

I was amazed. I wanted to keep staring. Alas. I realised she did not know! :(
I held myself. Controlling to not express.

Day 2, 3, 4 same.. !
God! Is the universe conspiring to make it happen?

Was i right? It is Love! Oh come on!

Yes. Okay. gasp. I am in LOVE!

Wow! This is Love.. Wow!

How do i tell her? Should i meet? No.
Should i call? No.

Feverishness gripped me..!
Not letting me go and not letting me BE!

SMS? Really? Comm’on lets TRY?
What if, She thinks as ME?

The mobile it is..
Types out with excitement..

Dear One, I Love You. Will you be mine?
I pressed enter!

Phone was kept upside down. Silent mode.
There was silence. There was this huge sense of achievement.
Never before i had this emotion, and here i am, to express myself!

The night was different. With brief moments of quietly creeping on the phone screen..
Has it come? Sms, Call?

Two days passed! I kept waiting. Not to hurry. Heart said..!

Finally it gave in.. I asked.. Hey did u see my message “THAT” night?

There was a pause. Then an answer, Ya i saw..!

I pushed her to reply.. Then?

She replied in a flat tone : Ummm, I dont think about you that way! I respect you much. This feels weird. Do you get this?

I did not know what to say… Still Nodded okay..

She said : okay then.. and hung up!

What happened?

Was that a rejection? Noooo!

I felt the urge again, mustered courage and ask.. Can we meet? Pls?

She avoided…

I tossed and turned. Furious and feverish..
I WANT HER!! and NOWWW!!

I was helpless.. This was cruel..
could not cry.. could not laugh!

Void!

Days passed. I had to digest it.. She rejected ME!

:(

 

 

PS : You can also read other short stories here :
“The Wanderer”
“The End”

Interesting thing that i recently came across!!

“Why Mark Zuckerberg wears the same teeshirt every day?”

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Like Steve Jobs’ jeans and black turtleneck, Mark Zuckerberg’s gray teeshirt and black hoodie have become a part of the public image of the man.
But why wear the same clothes every day? Well, thanks to Facebook’s first-ever “town hall” in which Zuckerberg fielded questions from the community, we have an answer straight from the CEO himself:

“I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve the community,” he said.
Zuckerberg went on to explain that even daily choices that seem trivial, like what to wear or what to eat for breakfast, can be exhausting—an idea in psychology known as “decision fatigue.” It’s the same philosophy that underlies Facebook’s and other tech companies’ coddling of their employees with benefits such as free meals and laundry: Without distractions, workers can better focus on work.

PS : Heard Google Does the same : take care of the trivial routine chores part : to engage employees spend more time on work than the routine chores :)

I don’t want to be Angry!

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I don’t want to be angry..
– Not because i like to hide things & suppress it.
– But because it hurts me.
– Because it doesn’t help me resolve the situation.
– Because being with oneself, introspection on self, and seeing things holistically will help me realize beyond my point of view!
– Because the cause of anger is just not the other person most time but also me many a times!
– Because to blame is easier but regretful & to forgive is difficult but peace-giving!
– Because only weak blurt out anger carelessly to satisfy the ego.Wise wipe it out skillfully and dissolve the ego!

I don’t want to be angry because it is just not, what I am; it is just a mirror version of what I am not but it happened to be, by the events, by the circumstances!

Deep Inside I am Good, Loving, Caring.. Far Outside though one keeps changing, to live with the moment to pick up thats plain comfortable!

To connect with that Deep Inside again & again and to continually drop the Far Outside is a way to Peace within You! :)

AWESOME! Something unique !

CONVERSATION WITH GOD!!!!

Conversation with God!

Conversation with God!

 

 

Me- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.

GOD : Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.

 

Me :why has life become complicated now?

GOD : Stop analyzing life.. It makes it complicated. Just live it.

 

Me : Why are we then constantly unhappy?

GOD : Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

 

Me: why do good people always suffer?

GOD : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.

With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

 

Me : You mean to say such experience is useful?

GOD : Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

 

Me : Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…

GOD : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.

 

Me : does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?

GOD : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.

 

Me : In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

GOD : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

 

Me : What surprises you about people?

GOD : When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”

 

Me : How can I get the best out of life?

GOD : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

 

Me : One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

GOD : There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

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