Posted in letter, love, Pain and Regret, short story

Twisted Tale of Cinderella (Part 7)

Dear Cinderella,

Another day is spent without you. It has been five years since you have gone. Isn’t it said absence makes the heart grow fonder it is absolutely true as after you left the castle I realised how important you were? It was your decision to leave and my….. ego to never stop you. If you ask whether I regret it or not then I do. I do regret everything I have done to you. 

I wanted you to run against the clock to learn all the rules and mannerism of a princess which we royals learn from birth and still are imperfect. I should have given you the chance to settle down but I never did and all that is left to me is regret. 

I remember the day I first met you, you were like an angel walking down the aisle in a blue magnificent gown. Even when I couldn’t see your face I knew you were the miracle I have been dreaming of. That dance was one of its kind. We never met each other but everything around us was in sync, we were at each other’s pace. It seemed we already knew each other. That moment I knew it had to be you. 

Then we got married the same as the fairytales you used to tell Samantha and I thought you were acting like an angel because no one is so naive and innocent.

I took you for granted. I thought you were my property, someone who has to follow my orders, obey me and within all this, I didn’t realise when I lost you and…… myself. I lost the prince who enjoyed small happiness because I had to be…… the king. The King.

And when I am the king today all I could think about is you. Every second you are on my mind. I think about you, about our child, about how unique our family would be. Our future would have been so beautiful with you being my side. I miss chocolates made by you, every servant in the castle is tired of my tantrums at the dining table because I don’t like the way they decorate it. There was a strange calming aroma around the table when you decorated it.

I always told you what a princess does and what not but eventually forgot what a prince should do. I wanted to cage you in this castle, in this golden cage but forgot that you were a free bird who will fly high leaving everything behind. 

Cinderella, for once I want to meet you and my child. I promise I won’t ask you for the child or you to come back. I have learned from my mistakes and I just want to tell you how sorry I am for what I did. I and my fairy tale castle are not what you deserve, you deserve a lot better. 

“Your Majesty, it is time for the court,” the adviser said, reminding him of the meeting he had with villagers regarding their issues. 

“Yes, will be there in a minute”, the letter which had his secret was again made part of the drawer which had hundreds of other letters which were to be sent to her in years but he never got the courage. 

Will he ever get the courage to send those letters?

Will he meet Cinderella and his child?

Will they be together again?

Posted in lockdown, Random thoughts, Uncategorized

A Letter Of Hope

My dear,

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

― Bill Keane

Today is a gift of God, the gift which gave us our lives. We run all our lives to accomplish something that does not matter in the end. Sometimes it is money or other material things. In all of this what we forget is ourselves and our family. We forget that it is not always money but the time, the quality time spent with our loved ones because the only thing that never comes back is the time. 

What we have lost is lost but what we got is all we got. We often remember the golden days of our lives and let me bet those are the days where you have had fun with your people. The people you loved and they loved you back unconditionally.

 Ask someone who has no one with them at the time of need, ask the importance of a friend to someone who does not have a friend, ask the importance of family to an orphan. We all have our families who love us unconditionally and these days due to any reason you have got to spend with them but if you choose to waste these days grieving for your work or other matters then let me tell you they aren’t going to come back. 

These days when people are going insane because of staying home, there are families who are enjoying their time together either cooking or doing other stuff. It is what is called spending quality time. There might be some members of your family who are at some other place but we have the technology, talk, video chat with them.

 There are many options instead of saying no. Not everyone finds a way in the darkest of forests, it is the one who never stops finding, finding the hope, the hope which helps him keep going. 

One speciality of time is that it never stops whether it is good or bad it will pass. So this time too shall pass. It is possible that it might stay for a little bit long but it will pass.

 It will pass and the roads which are deserted now will again be crowded with vehicles, the continuous honking in a traffic jam will again hurt your ear, you will again be in the office where you might hate your boss but love your work, your office desk will be waiting for you to work on it, you will again drink that special ginger tea from the peon of your office, those black coffees to stay you awake will again be made continuously, your ears will again be able to hear the gossips which will entertain you for a moment, you again will have those rides on your favourite scooty, you again will be called endlessly to ask the menu for dinner. We will do everything again but till then enjoy what you have got today. 

Enjoy the life which you have over others who have lost it, value it and live present joyfully, follow your passions which were forgotten due to your busy schedule, do exercise which you weren’t able to give the time when you had an office, do everything you love because we won’t be getting these days again to make lifetime memories. 

These days will be part of history so do we, we are fighting staying inside our homes, following all the instructions given by the government. So the only thing I want to say in the end is, thank god for what you have got and enjoyed every day of it.