Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Wedding Cake

She looked more beautiful than she ever did, as she walked down the aisle. Her beautiful green eyes seemed to look greener, "Is it the earrings?" I wondered. Whatever it was, her radiant smile lit a sparkle in her eyes as she stood with the man of her dreams. "Have I ever made her this happy?" I caught myself thinking. As my mind continued on its own train of thoughts, the ceremony carried on like a movie scene in front of my moist eyes. Tears of happiness and yet, selfish tears of sadness too! Everything that followed was a blur to me. The reception, the dance, the toast, the cake, and very soon I found myself outside, sending her off on her honeymoon. I walked back inside with a heavy heart, got myself a piece of the cake and sat down. That's when I noticed the green earring dangling on my suit pocket. Looking at it gave me a lump in my throat. I knew this wouldn't change anything between us, yet for me it would. I stared at my phone and wondered if my little girl will call later to say "Goodnight, Daddy!" as she has been for the last 25 years of her life.

This blog is a part of the write over the weekend initiative:
http://blog.blogadda.com/2014/03/14/wow-picture-prompts-for-writing-indian-bloggers

4 comments:

Pooja Abhay said...

Good one Ashwini! I can relate to the emotions very well. :)

Fawkes said...

So beautiful! Words are painted here for the picture! :)

Shwetha Gurumurthy said...

Very well written Ashwini :) I am sure most of us can relate to it

Ashwini said...

Thanks a lot, Pooja, Ranjita and Shwetha :)