Wednesday 15 April 2015

Post # 13. Memories, to rest ? #atozchallenge

“ He called me today, Rosh,” Shreyasi told her friend that evening.

“ Did he ? What’s it now ? Dinner again?,” Roshni asked. She was rearranging the clothes in her shelf.

Shreyasi recounted the conversation to her.

Roshni listened to her patiently. She smiled as Shreyasi admitted that she loved Aagney.

“ You’ve never really taken him away from your heart, Shreya. I know that,” she said.

“ How can I, Rosh ? He was everything to me,” Shreyasi answered.

“Was ? Or is ?,” Roshni teased her.

“ Ok, IS, it is. You know everything, Rosh. I might be angry with him, but I can never hate him,” she said.

“ Then tell me, why are you so adamant and angry when he speaks to you ? Why don’t you just go with him, spend some quality time and be happy ?,” Roshni came to sit next to her on the bed.

“ I don’t know, Rosh. I’m not healed yet. Every time I think of those days, I’m getting more and more restless,” she answered.

Roshni took her by the shoulders and turned her towards herself.

“ See, Shreya, you’re one of the most sensible women I’ve seen. We , I and our friends at college, have always been so proud of you and your womanly ways. I know most of what you’ve gone through since childhood. But this one thing, I’ve always just listened to what you said. There are many things which you haven’t told me ,I feel,” she said.

“ I myself feel that I might have missed to understand some things,” Shreyasi shrugged.

“ You came here to find him. You have. He knows you’re here. You know he still loves you. You still love him. Then why don’t you both throw away the past and be happy ?”, Roshni asked again.

“ I agree, Rosh. But I need to put to rest those memories. I need to convince myself that I’ll not lose him , ever. He needs to understand my truth. I’m not ready to commit unless and until that happens,” Shreyasi spoke, calm but firm.

Theek hai. I get your point. But how will that happen if you hide in your cocoon ? Get out of it.  Go, meet him, talk to him, bring the topic around and ask him straight on his face. You know him more than anyone else, don’t you ? There’s no point in reliving those memories anymore, Shreya. Not when you can take the plunge and solve it , ” Roshni spoke , her voice strong with conviction.

“ I do. I will do it. I know, I have waited enough ,” Shreyasi said , getting  up from the bed , and opening her book shelf.

She had spoken with a new-found firmness in her tone. She hadn’t faltered. Her tone hadn’t quivered.

Roshni smiled to herself.

She knew Shreyasi , her friend, was sensitive, though very much mature in her thoughts. She had grown up alone, with just the trustees of the orphanage to guide her.

She knew most of what had transpired between her and Aagney. She had been troubled by the misunderstanding. Shreyasi had just been so sensitive to the whole thing.

But she couldn’t be blamed. She had been so lonely for a major part of her life, that scars could easily form on her heart.

She looked at her friend, lost in a book.

She knew it was not the book she was lost in.

She was lost in her memories. 

But she would heal soon.

Meeting you was for me, the best present
Life afterwards became sweet and pleasant

Music for my pining soul, love for my heart
Little did I dream then, that we’d drift apart

Miracle is what I waited for, all these years
Magic is what I needed to allay my fears

Medicine for my inner wounds is what I seek now
Memories, to be put to rest, is my new vow !

To be contd....


This post has been written for the A to Z Challenge 2015.


  1. But is it that easy to put away memories?

  2. Hi,
    This is a very lovely story because it reflects the way so many people that have been hurt feels. It's the memories of the past that keep them from moving on and it is those same memories that keeps them from forgiving when that other significant other comes back into their lives. They have a problem with trust. The hurt and agony of the past keep reminding them of what was.

    I also enjoyed your poem.
    Excellent job.
    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge 2015.
    Patricia at Everything Must Change

  3. അല്പം ബിസിയായിരുന്നു കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസങ്ങളില്‍. അതിനാല്‍ ഇന്നാണ് നാല് അദ്ധ്യായങ്ങള്‍ ഒന്നിച്ച് വായിച്ചത്. വളരെ നന്നായി എഴുതുന്നു ശ്രീജ.

  4. Good friends who know what we need more than we do are so great :)
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

  5. I am so curious to find out what really transpired between her and Aagney.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  6. So does she forgive him. I hope you finish the story so we can all find out.

  7. Memories sure won't leave that easily. But unless we find a way out of memories will haunt us forever. Well written, Sreeja.
    Where are the next parts? Hope you are doing well, Sreeja.

  8. Stopping by from A to Challenge to say hello!

    Stephen Tremp
    A-Z Co-host
    Q is for Quantum Mechanics

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