Apr 12, 2008

Flight to life



(My contribution for this week's Prompt and Link : Flight)
She stood in a corner, and waved at the sky… the tears rolling in her eyes…


One week was all it took for her destiny to change or rather, for LIFE to happen!

They both had applied for the scholarship… he was unsure, she wasn’t! They had made promises, seen dreams, made plans. Plans... huh!! Seemed such a fake word for her now… just like her life at the moment. She had lost two of her most precious things over the past one week… and she knew she would never get them back.

They had met in a study group and with such common aspirations, desires and ambitions; it never surprised anyone that they got together! Two years of dreaming together, promises to be together, irrespective of what the future held for them…. Till the results were announced…

He had made it; she didn’t… it seemed wrong to cry, to be sad… I have to be strong, she assured herself, for him, for them… no matter it was THE reason for her existence… before she had met him, that is…. it wasn’t as if she couldn’t study herethey would still be together, she consoled… and then that meet… how could she forget that moment… Too distracting, did he say or was it too taxing??... Something about moving on and life and future... Never mind, she was way too numbed and lost in a daze to remember anything other than his face, which seemed so hostile, so different, and so unfamiliar! Please understand, he said, she nodded, unable to speak or do anything else… She would

And today when she reached to bid him adieu, she realised something in her must have died, for she wasn’t there for him… she was there to see what she had missed… the other few around, whom she knew, appeared sad… for his departure, and for her loss… but she wasn’t… she had a purpose to be here… they didn’t!

As the others left and he checked in… she waited, for two long hours, she waited, standing by a corner window, watching the activities below, she waited…. And then it was announced… the flight was about to take off… the one which would have carried her to her dreams, her new life, the one in which they would have been together… the one….. She felt a tear down her cheek….

The flight took off… she couldn’t see him, but she could see… the sky, the clouds and the night, all before her eyes…. And she smiled… She stood in that corner, and waved at the sky… the tears still rolling in her eyes… she waved HIM good bye, she waved her UNFULFILLED DREAM good bye…. He was right… she would move on… he wasn’t worth it and neither was life! It was that flight, that would end that phase in her life and begin a new one… she laughed, to herself… for the fact that this flight would still mean a new life… a new chance… a new her!!

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwwww....

the blog just teaches me so mnay things yaar... moving on in life!!!
When i was reading it n i came across those 2 words "moving on" there ws a flash back at the back of my mind of all the instances where i had moved on ...

ahhhh... i ws so rt of moving on then n now when it comes back to me m still glad of my decisions...

thnaks rach... keep up d good work!

chao
luv
Riddhi

Anonymous said...

awwwww....

the blog just teaches me so mnay things yaar... moving on in life!!!
When i was reading it n i came across those 2 words "moving on" there ws a flash back at the back of my mind of all the instances where i had moved on ...

ahhhh... i ws so rt of moving on then n now when it comes back to me m still glad of my decisions...

thnaks rach... keep up d good work!

chao
luv
Riddhi

Anonymous said...

awwwww....

the blog just teaches me so mnay things yaar... moving on in life!!!
When i was reading it n i came across those 2 words "moving on" there ws a flash back at the back of my mind of all the instances where i had moved on ...

ahhhh... i ws so rt of moving on then n now when it comes back to me m still glad of my decisions...

thnaks rach... keep up d good work!

chao
luv
Riddhi

@ Shantala said...

U is crazy..:)
U is wierd..:)
But U is also very good at this:D

Ok..on a more serious (?!) note:P

I liked the way u put this entire thing...more than what u wrote..the way of conveying it was too good:)

Also like riddhi said, i think it is one of those things that we can all connect to:)

Lemme add my two "paisa" here..:P

I think its easy to cling to sumthing..and it is also easy to move on (Yeah u read that right):)

The only difficulty is when we have to decide whether we should hold on to sumthing or move on:)

What say?

@ Shantala said...

U is crazy..:)
U is wierd..:)
But U is also very good at this:D

Ok..on a more serious (?!) note:P

I liked the way u put this entire thing...more than what u wrote..the way of conveying it was too good:)

Also like riddhi said, i think it is one of those things that we can all connect to:)

Lemme add my two "paisa" here..:P

I think its easy to cling to sumthing..and it is also easy to move on (Yeah u read that right):)

The only difficulty is when we have to decide whether we should hold on to sumthing or move on:)

What say?

@ Shantala said...

U is crazy..:)
U is wierd..:)
But U is also very good at this:D

Ok..on a more serious (?!) note:P

I liked the way u put this entire thing...more than what u wrote..the way of conveying it was too good:)

Also like riddhi said, i think it is one of those things that we can all connect to:)

Lemme add my two "paisa" here..:P

I think its easy to cling to sumthing..and it is also easy to move on (Yeah u read that right):)

The only difficulty is when we have to decide whether we should hold on to sumthing or move on:)

What say?

Ode Writer said...

@ Riddhi... thx for the appreciation! :)

@ Shan... agree with u, that once the decision is made, and ur firm/ mature enough to follow it... it does get easier to move on! ... at the same time, i feel, we are more creatures of habit... and it becomes difficult, when we dont allow ourselves to change our habit of missing/ being with some person!! (i wcould write a post on it!)

Ode Writer said...

@ Riddhi... thx for the appreciation! :)

@ Shan... agree with u, that once the decision is made, and ur firm/ mature enough to follow it... it does get easier to move on! ... at the same time, i feel, we are more creatures of habit... and it becomes difficult, when we dont allow ourselves to change our habit of missing/ being with some person!! (i wcould write a post on it!)

Ode Writer said...

@ Riddhi... thx for the appreciation! :)

@ Shan... agree with u, that once the decision is made, and ur firm/ mature enough to follow it... it does get easier to move on! ... at the same time, i feel, we are more creatures of habit... and it becomes difficult, when we dont allow ourselves to change our habit of missing/ being with some person!! (i wcould write a post on it!)

PURN!MA said...

ok this is not because you asked me to comment but because I want to comment.

This was very nice, emotional, romantic dukh :P, yet speaks of the naked truth about moving on in life.

Continue the prompt -link or whatever and also the Ra'z matazz

PURN!MA said...

ok this is not because you asked me to comment but because I want to comment.

This was very nice, emotional, romantic dukh :P, yet speaks of the naked truth about moving on in life.

Continue the prompt -link or whatever and also the Ra'z matazz

PURN!MA said...

ok this is not because you asked me to comment but because I want to comment.

This was very nice, emotional, romantic dukh :P, yet speaks of the naked truth about moving on in life.

Continue the prompt -link or whatever and also the Ra'z matazz

equilibrium said...

Too good man! You put all the feelings into words beautifully...

equilibrium said...

Too good man! You put all the feelings into words beautifully...

equilibrium said...

Too good man! You put all the feelings into words beautifully...

Lifeless in Ohio said...

Yes, it can be difficult to accept changes to our plans, but so often they are for the best, we just have to be open to their discovery.

Lifeless in Ohio said...

Yes, it can be difficult to accept changes to our plans, but so often they are for the best, we just have to be open to their discovery.

Lifeless in Ohio said...

Yes, it can be difficult to accept changes to our plans, but so often they are for the best, we just have to be open to their discovery.

mithunkotian said...

and you were telling me to come out of my funk?? gah!

nice, emotional feeling bhara hua story...very touching and all...it does give a message thou...to move on...if only it were so easy to move on...(sigh)

and to add my 3 paisa here(I give one more paisa because someone already gave 2 to you :P )

What is the lesson learnt in this story? It is that never make promises, not ones that you can't keep.

Yes, I know, I am wise beyond my years, I know :P

btw, which airlines did he fly by? [:D]

mithunkotian said...

and you were telling me to come out of my funk?? gah!

nice, emotional feeling bhara hua story...very touching and all...it does give a message thou...to move on...if only it were so easy to move on...(sigh)

and to add my 3 paisa here(I give one more paisa because someone already gave 2 to you :P )

What is the lesson learnt in this story? It is that never make promises, not ones that you can't keep.

Yes, I know, I am wise beyond my years, I know :P

btw, which airlines did he fly by? [:D]

mithunkotian said...

and you were telling me to come out of my funk?? gah!

nice, emotional feeling bhara hua story...very touching and all...it does give a message thou...to move on...if only it were so easy to move on...(sigh)

and to add my 3 paisa here(I give one more paisa because someone already gave 2 to you :P )

What is the lesson learnt in this story? It is that never make promises, not ones that you can't keep.

Yes, I know, I am wise beyond my years, I know :P

btw, which airlines did he fly by? [:D]

Rambler said...

may be it means giving herself a second chance to prove herself to herself...

Rambler said...

may be it means giving herself a second chance to prove herself to herself...

Rambler said...

may be it means giving herself a second chance to prove herself to herself...

alice-in-wonder said...

Nice..

alice-in-wonder said...

Nice..

alice-in-wonder said...

Nice..

Tumblewords: said...

moving on takes place on a daily basis - this is a nice piece...

Tumblewords: said...

moving on takes place on a daily basis - this is a nice piece...

Tumblewords: said...

moving on takes place on a daily basis - this is a nice piece...

Suma said...

and so life teaches her another lesson and she moves on...glad that she realised it before it was too late ...

nice story...

Suma said...

and so life teaches her another lesson and she moves on...glad that she realised it before it was too late ...

nice story...

Suma said...

and so life teaches her another lesson and she moves on...glad that she realised it before it was too late ...

nice story...

Tejaswini Shenoy said...

What can I say? Beautiful... lot for me to learn from...

Tejaswini Shenoy said...

What can I say? Beautiful... lot for me to learn from...

Tejaswini Shenoy said...

What can I say? Beautiful... lot for me to learn from...

Ajan said...

interestingly nice!!

Ajan said...

interestingly nice!!

Ajan said...

interestingly nice!!

Ode Writer said...

@ all above.... Thanks for appreciating this piece so much!! :D

@ SS and TT... i know have 5 paise :O :O :P

@ hearth and rambler... agree with both of u... although contradictory in a way, both opinions are very true!


@tumblewords.. agreed wid u... time is the best healer :)

@ suma... yea we all need to get better @ reading the writing on the wall!!

@Anamika... thx :)... and u need to cheer up first!

@ALL: This too is FICTION!

Ode Writer said...

@ all above.... Thanks for appreciating this piece so much!! :D

@ SS and TT... i know have 5 paise :O :O :P

@ hearth and rambler... agree with both of u... although contradictory in a way, both opinions are very true!


@tumblewords.. agreed wid u... time is the best healer :)

@ suma... yea we all need to get better @ reading the writing on the wall!!

@Anamika... thx :)... and u need to cheer up first!

@ALL: This too is FICTION!

Ode Writer said...

@ all above.... Thanks for appreciating this piece so much!! :D

@ SS and TT... i know have 5 paise :O :O :P

@ hearth and rambler... agree with both of u... although contradictory in a way, both opinions are very true!


@tumblewords.. agreed wid u... time is the best healer :)

@ suma... yea we all need to get better @ reading the writing on the wall!!

@Anamika... thx :)... and u need to cheer up first!

@ALL: This too is FICTION!

the_ego_has_landed said...

Hey... this was quite interesting, but I gotta be honest and admit(since I'm a fan of ur writing), the previous post on lost on the highway was more emotional for me :) Its still my favourite! hehe

the_ego_has_landed said...

Hey... this was quite interesting, but I gotta be honest and admit(since I'm a fan of ur writing), the previous post on lost on the highway was more emotional for me :) Its still my favourite! hehe

the_ego_has_landed said...

Hey... this was quite interesting, but I gotta be honest and admit(since I'm a fan of ur writing), the previous post on lost on the highway was more emotional for me :) Its still my favourite! hehe

mithunkotian said...

nice theme...one tree and all...shows how grounded u r! :P(talk about making meaning of nothing...phew)

maybe the live traffic feed could have a black background so that it blends in...just a suggestion

mithunkotian said...

nice theme...one tree and all...shows how grounded u r! :P(talk about making meaning of nothing...phew)

maybe the live traffic feed could have a black background so that it blends in...just a suggestion

mithunkotian said...

nice theme...one tree and all...shows how grounded u r! :P(talk about making meaning of nothing...phew)

maybe the live traffic feed could have a black background so that it blends in...just a suggestion

Ode Writer said...

@TT..... cho chweet... thx for ur comments and thoughtlessness :)! Alas, Feedjit doesnt come in black color... so atleast until they do.. i gotta make do with the misfit :P

@Ego: the feelings mutual... am a fan of ur writings too... including the aaaah post... hee!! thx again!

Ode Writer said...

@TT..... cho chweet... thx for ur comments and thoughtlessness :)! Alas, Feedjit doesnt come in black color... so atleast until they do.. i gotta make do with the misfit :P

@Ego: the feelings mutual... am a fan of ur writings too... including the aaaah post... hee!! thx again!

Ode Writer said...

@TT..... cho chweet... thx for ur comments and thoughtlessness :)! Alas, Feedjit doesnt come in black color... so atleast until they do.. i gotta make do with the misfit :P

@Ego: the feelings mutual... am a fan of ur writings too... including the aaaah post... hee!! thx again!

the_ego_has_landed said...

the aah post?

the_ego_has_landed said...

the aah post?

the_ego_has_landed said...

the aah post?

AJ said...

hmmm.....must say.... nice one!!!:)

is it fiction??? ;-) or......err

-cheerz
AJ

AJ said...

hmmm.....must say.... nice one!!!:)

is it fiction??? ;-) or......err

-cheerz
AJ

AJ said...

hmmm.....must say.... nice one!!!:)

is it fiction??? ;-) or......err

-cheerz
AJ