There was silence for a long time. She sighed and wondered whether he’s listening to her or again started looking at his phone. She cleared her throat before turning around to check. There was no response still.
“Are you even listening to me ?” She said in irritated voice looking at him.
“I was… I mean I am listening to you” He said in a lost voice.
“Really? Can you remind me what I was saying to you ?” She rolled her eyes looking straight at his eyes.
“You know I get lost looking at you. Your words just flew away” He threw his dazzling smile.
“Good escape” She pursed her lips trying to look angry but smiled broadly then looking at him.
“You should rest for a while, you can read some other time, I mean … ” She stopped in mid-sentence and her hand froze in mid-air near the book. “I wish I could have done this earlier. But time is the only problem” He looked at the calendar counting his last days in the death bed. Books help him to hold his sense together till then.
“Love is … “ He started thinking for the opt word. “Blind?” She offered teasingly, looking at him from distance. “No stupid. Love is usually never blind like our’s” he winked at her replying even more teasingly. She came close, kept the hands in her hip and asked angrily “Is our love blind ?”. He thought for a while and replied slowly “Yes love is blind, you are so conscious about looking after me, my wish, my needs, likes, dislikes, you are not seeing what you are doing to yourself in the progress. Clear your mind and try to see peacefully, We had envisioned a life together of happiness doing whatever we wish and fulfilling all our dreams. Don’t let the days flew away without living. Love me always but live for yourself also. Will you let me do this for you at any cost?”. She hugged him tight with the tears in her eyes. He is right to some extent.
Do you agree that we learn most of the things from what we hear or watch often? Now if you agree to that point, Let’s think about it for a while. We watch movies or serials or simply the videos in social media. Most of these show the negative things in the world unknowingly thinking this will teach us how to see life. There’s always a hero who is so good and innocent and also there are villains who will create loads of problem to the hero. The story revolves around them, in the journey of hero anticipating the problem and at the end how he overcomes them and defeats the villain. Seeing all this, we began to over analyze the people in our life, we end up anticipating anyone to change into a villain at any time and to create a problem. In the process of being the hero, we end up assuming some normal person as a villain in our life. Is this mentality actually protecting us or just making an illusion of being protected? I agree media teaches us how to perceive things, But aren’t we forced to think like they want us to think?
I wish to touch the sky But whenever I am about to jump, Fear grips me tight Even when I shake it away, The comfort of the ground helds my feet firm, Here I am standing confused, Looking up at the sky with longing eyes Fighting between my wish or comfort?