Two Thoughts


I saw the bride arrive. She looked splendid and I felt a strong pang of jealousy. The red veil perfectly matched her flawless complexion. Her face looked resplendent through the netted veil. Her blouse clung snugly to her, highlighting her assets to the T and revealing a slim and svelte waist. The bright red velvet skirt hugged her like a dream vying for reality. The jewellery on her neck seemed to kiss her delicate skin and tickle her as her cheeks turned pink when she blushed. The bangles on her hand produced a melody as she walked slowly towards the man of her dreams. Her anklet gave away soft chimes as if celebrating her union with the man she loves. It was the perfect moment for her. For me, I just had one problem.

She was not me.

He saw his bride arrive. She looked splendid to many but he felt a sense of nothingness. The red was too bright and her complexion irritated him. Her face looked messed under the transparent veil. Her blouse was too revealing and looked skimpy to him. The velvet on her skirt was too shiny and not like the way he had dreamt of. The jewellery cluttered her neck as if trying to choke it, turning her face red. Her bangles clunk against each other creating a shrill noise to his ear as he awaited his nightmare. The squeal of her anklets deafened him almost like a warning of the compromise that he was about to get into. It was the perfect moment for her. For him, he just had one problem.

She was not her.


~ Soumya

56 comments:

  1. Such contrasting thoughts, I wonder how he got there and how she got got there? Both would make up a wonderful tale on its own merits :D

    Pages off Life

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  2. Sometimes I do think about this scene when attend weddings but not the way the guy thought.And this is beautifully written..Soumya,you are just getting better day by day :)

    Looking forward to read more from you <3

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  3. The bride described by you is beautiful. A complete mis-match of thoughts , ideas and attitude. very well-written.

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  4. I loved this...
    Life can be like thins many a times...
    Taking away what we have and never giving what we want!

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    1. Mostly life is this way. If you are lucky you get it all.

      Thank you :)

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  5. This was amazing.. So the lady in the first para is whom the guy in the second para thinking about as "her"?
    So beautifully written soumya :) :)

    I was hoping to meet you in the indiblogger meet. You were not there :(
    Hope to meet you in the next one ?

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    1. Precisely! Thank you darling!

      I had an event at work last Sunday, couldn't make it. I was confirmed, but had to call and cancel the last minute :(

      Shall try my best to make it next time :)

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  6. Was it an arranged meeting of the bride and the groom?The same things seem different to different eyes.Beautifully written.

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    1. If compromised means arranged then I guess.

      Thank you!

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  7. Sigh...
    reminded me of something..

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  8. Love it. I have been thinking about stuff like this. But you have written it mind blowingly well.

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  9. Surprisingly, it reminds me of
    Oh life, it's bigger
    It's bigger than you
    And you are not me
    The lengths that I will go to
    The distance in your eyes
    Oh no, I've said too much
    I've said enough

    That's me in the corner
    That's me in the spotlight
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don't know if I can do it
    Oh no, I've said too much
    I haven't said enough
    ~REM


    Only if she knew.

    Cheers,
    <a href="http://aestheticblasphemy.com>Blasphemous Aesthete</a>

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    1. That was beautiful :)

      But then again, what if she knew.

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  10. Wow! You are an amazing story teller. You know this right? :*

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  11. Loved it .. First time visitor to your blog.. Keep it coming

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  12. Loved it..first time visitor to your blog ..keep it coming :)

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  13. The happiness and the sadness. The excitement and the disappointment: so beautifully depicted.

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  14. Sigh. Yes, some of life's biggest tragedies.

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    1. Oh. Hope they don't hurt. Sorry, if it does.

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  16. Awesome this writing is.. Kinda felt sad for the bride though because maybe it's not her fault she is in a place where her husband-to-be is settling for her making her future unbalanced.

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    1. We never know her story right? She might know the truth anyway!

      Thanks dearie :)

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  17. This was amazing, Soumya. It talks so much about perspective, jealousy, love... everything in one small piece. Loved it, really!

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  18. This post has been selected for the Spicy Saturday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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    1. Thank you BlogAdda! You guys are awesome :)

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  19. Loved it! :) The contrating perspectives are well narrated :)

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  20. Beautifully painful and achingly poignant. You are a really gifted writer, Soumya :) Good wishes for the coming year <3

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    1. Thank you so much darling!

      Wishing you the same :)

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  21. That was short n crisp and very creative!

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