Saturday, 19 January, 2008

forever [PART-1]

Its strange how we just see people all our lives without ever wondering where they came from or where they were going..
We take it for granted that the next time we walk in the door, they would be there, doing the dishes or drying the laundry, like they had for as long as you can remember.

Its like that old classic chair in the corner of the sitting room;
it was there when you started to learn how to crawl;

it was there when you were sent off screaming to nursery school;

it was right there in its corner, when you walked in screaming with your first prize;

it was still there when you packed your bags and swaggered off to college with that smug look on your face and those stars in your eyes, telling the world, here I come to beat the hell out of you!!

And every time you come back for a vacation, a little more beaten, a little more hopeless, with a few more stars fizzled out from your eyes, it lay right there.

May be, a little more thread-worn a little bit more dusty, the paint on it paws a little more chipped, the polish a wee bit duller, but it was there…still stagnant silent..but forever

And then you walk in one cold January weekend, wheezing from a bad case of viral, still not really over the nightmare of a, not unusually, bad set of semester exams, only to find a shining new leather recliner in place of the old chair.

Turns out, forever just ended.. (to be continued..)

PS: This is actually a long work in progress, impossible to wrap up in a single post, therefore i am going to post it in parts, one part everytime i write, something like a series.
yes, i promise to continue this one unlike another such post, whose second part i never really got round to wrting, so do wait for the next part :D
take care
#queen bee# :)


Anonymous said...

How u Umang ? Just had an overview of this post, wud read in detail soon!!!

umangexuberance said...

i am good.
how are u?
sure, read it whenever you have the time :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

wah! waiting for the next in line :)

humbl devil said...


maverick said...

there;s jus one thing to this post...

change is the only thing thats constant...just that the frequency varies..


Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

i agree with maverick... and i wd like to add, you always live with the memories...

tk cr...

d SINNER!!! said...

hmmmm.....ponderin over....

but will better wait for the next part!!!

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Lena said...

sometimes forever is not forever and the realization of this fact is like a shock, but then we have no choice but to live with this and create another forever for ourselves because only then we feel comfortable and safe :)

Beautifully written, will wait for more :)

umangexuberance said...

@all thanks hope to come up with the next installment soon
thanks for showing such encouragement

@maverick and firewhisky

thats what this post is about.. how we forget that change is constant and take for granted that certain things wudnt last and yet they do.. everything does.. there is no forever

@lena yes true.. but instead of making another forever and get comfortable with it wudnt it be better if we simply keep this in perspective that everything comes to an end?

by the way why am i being deprived of the pleasure of reading your blog? :(

Vandita said...

hmmm good thought, waiting for the next in series :)

Pranay said...

hey umang...
since when r u blogging???
Interesting posts i must say... That boredom one was quite an interesting read..
And 'forever' seems really intriguing too.. waitin for the next part..

umangexuberance said...

would try and write it today :)

i started blogging last year
thanks and keep visiting :)