Thursday 26 July 2007

Deep Silent Love



Deep Silent Love
- a short story -
From the very Beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy. Saying that it has got to do with family background & that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.

Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrel very often. Though the girl love the guy deeply, but she always ask him: "How deep is your love for me?" As the guy is not good with his words, this often cause the girl to be very upset. With that & the family's pressure, the girl often vent her anger on him. As for him, he only endure it in silence.


After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated & decided to further his studies in overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the girl: "I'm not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family, I'll try my best to talk them round. Will you marry me?"


The girl agreed, & with the guy's determination, the family finally gave in & agreed to let them get married. So before he leave, they got engaged.


The girl went out to the working society, whereas the guy was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails & phone calls. Though it's hard, but both never thought of giving up.


One day, while the girl was on her way to work, she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. She realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum crying, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh. She has lost her voice......


The doctors says that the impact on her brain has caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her parents' comfort, but with nothing coming out from her, she broke down.


During the stay in hospital, besides silence cry,.....it's still just silence cry that companied her. Upon reaching home, everything seems to be the same. Except for the ringing tone of the phone. Which pierced into her heart every time it rang. She does not wish to let the guy know. & not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying that she does not wish to wait any longer. With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return, the guy sent millions & millions of reply, and countless of phone calls,.. all the girl could do, besides crying, is still crying....The parents decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually forget everything & be happy.


With a new environment, the girl learn sign language & started a new life. Telling herself everyday that she must forget the guy. One day, her friend came & told her that he's back. She asked her friend not to let him know what happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news of him.


A year has passed & her friend came with an envelope, containing an invitation card for the guy's wedding. The girl was shattered. When she open the letter, she saw her name in it instead.


When she was about to ask her friend what's going on, she saw the guy standing in front of her. He used sign language telling her "I've spent a year's time to learn sign language. Just to let you know that I've not forgotten our promise. Let me have the chance to be your voice. I Love You. With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger. The girl finally smiled.

Sunday 15 July 2007

Express Your Love

Express Your Love

10th Grade

As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called 'best friend'. I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before. I handed them to her. She said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

11th grade

The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broken her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, which I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, and one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go home. She looked at me, said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek.. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Senior year

One fine day she walked to my locker. "My date is sick" she said, "his not gonna go", well, I too didn't have a date, and in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as 'best friends'. So we did. That night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. Then she said- "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Graduation

A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine-but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said- 'you're my best friend, thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Marriage

Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married now. and will be driving off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said 'you came ..!'. She said 'thanks' and kissed me on the cheek. I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Death

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my 'best friend'. At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it read: "I stare at him wishing he was mine; but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me! ........'I wish I did too...' I thought to my self, and I cried.

A Bell is not a bell until someone rings it... A Song is not a song until someone sings it.. Don't hide your true feeling'......coz' Love is not Love until someone reveals it...!

* Do yourself a favor; tell her/him you love them.
They won't be there................... Forever. "

Monday 9 July 2007

ABCD of Friendship

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)alls you just to say "HI"
(D)oesn't give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust "be" with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffer support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plains thing you don't understand
(Y)ells when you won't listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality

Thursday 5 July 2007

Parents are Precious

This was narrated by an IAF pilot to IIT students during a Seminar onHumanRelations:

Venkatesh Balasubramaniam (who works for IIT) describes how his gestureofbooking an air ticket for his father, his maiden flight, brought forth a rush of emotions and made him (Venkatesh) realize that how much we alltakefor granted when it comes to our parents.
My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to theairportto see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air before, so Ijust took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite ofbeing asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on Jet Airways.The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see that Ihad booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his face,waiting for the time of travel.Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we allwent to the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for a window seat and waiting restlessly forthe security check-in to happen. He was thoroughly enjoying himself andI,too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these things.

As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walkedupto me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotionalandit was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant agreat deal to him. When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me.Butlater, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life. Asachild, how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for cricket bats, dresses,toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability, they havecateredto all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to maketo accommodate many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all thattheyhave done for us? Same way, today when it comes to our children, wealwaysthink that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount ofdonation, we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best,theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents havesacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is ourresponsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to seewhenthey were young. It is our responsibility to ensure that they experienceall those and their life is complete. Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks mesomething, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how theywould have felt at those moments.Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take careof our children, the same attention and same care needs to be given toourparents and elders. Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I wouldwantto say sorry for making him wait soLong for this small dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed for mySake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to alltheirwishes.Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give upeverything and keep sacrificing for their grandchildren also.

They have wishes, too.Take care of your parents.

THEY ARE PRECIOUS.- KEEP THIS MESSAGE GOING BY SENDING IT TO YOUR FRIENDS"The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they areheaven's lieutenants." - Shakespeare"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie forfivepeople, promptly announces she never did care for pie" -- Tenneva Jordan

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