You once told me that I looked like an alien, as you try to rock me to sleep and I cried so loud all night as a protest.
You once told me that just because I'm a girl, it doesn't mean I can't play baseball. So, I went and beat those little boys in their own game.
You once told me that I should never cry over a man. And the only time I'm allowed to is if you're the one in the casket. I lunged in your arms and whispered, "No way dad' cause you're gonna live forever."
You once told me that I would definitely get into my first college choice because I'm the most intelligent and beautiful lass out there. I laughed, "thanks for believing in me dad."
You once told me that you really regret letting me go on that one hunting trip where I met my soulmate. Because right now you have to give me away. You were teary eyed as you walked me down the isle.
Didn't know that was the last time I'll see you. Road rage are just crazy dad. You were taken away from me, the only parent I know, just because they can. How could they do that, dad?
Now I'm already a mother of two naughty girls. I remember you once told me, I'd be a good mother. I don't know if that's true dad. Don't know how you did it alone. Kids are so exhausting. But, I still love them to the moon and back and I know you would to. How I wish you were able to meet them, dad.
Dad, I miss you as much as I love you. I promise to remember all the things you once told me and teach them to my daughters. So don't worry about me anymore, dad. I'm all good now.
Today I deleted bunch of contacts from my phone. I informed couple of them and wished them best, because they are not much interested in talking with me. I let them go. They didn't care much but it doesn't matter. The others who gives me bad vibes, I just silently cut off, there is no need to inform them even.
It doesn't bother me as I thought it would. It feels calm.
Kiri was terrified looking at her own reflection in the mirror. Her constant fear of growing old was coming to life. Some of her hairs had grown grey, her skin had left the charm of youth. She began noticing all the changes. "Time overtakes everyone", thought she as she was flabbergasted with the changes of old age... It dawned upon her to use her elixir for life and spin the wheel around to stay forever young!
But alas, Kiri knew that some things couldn't be mended. Meddling with her own thoughts and thinking about nooks, she did not want to age so fast and go into the most tough phase of life where the body becomes home to a thousand health issues and even the close ones turn their face to show a strong back! She needed, she needed a way out to escape the old age - where will I find the secret to not grow old??
Mingled with these thoughts, she stepped out in the verandah to have a look at her beautiful garden, the rose plant had withered away, not able to stand the tough sand storm that took pla yesterday evening ... Life .. life and death is a part and parcel for every living non-living thing! As Kiri digested this fact slowly, she moved towards her secret tunnel, climbed upon the trap door to disappear into the dungeons that existed below her house, which only she knew about!
Kiri stepped into the dungeons which was full of wierd creatures and foul smelling stuff, even human carcasses and skulls that had kept her alive till date, she feared only the Power, the power which had cursed her of being alive for a full century to witness the whole uncertainty of a human life! As she was just a decade or two away from completing the tenure, old age had come into place
Kiri then noticed her whitening hairs ..just a few to be measured on fingers, but she dreaded the last days having witnessed how humans had lived their old age to a great extention. She cut her thumb with a slit, dropping of a few ounces of blood, added a skull she had procured from nearby, mixed it with a few bones, added spiders into it and started concoction of a wierd smelling mixture. It kept boiling on the large earthenware kept on the old-fashioned stove.
The mixture's killing smell fulfilled the dungeons atmosphere and Kiri was having a wicked smile, a truly brutal smile on her face as she prepared it! She added a few of very rarely found ingredients, a bunch of powders to give it some taste, animal skin and kept giving continue rotationals with a big wooden spoon to the mixture in the pot. As the stew was prepared, a devilish laughter spread in the dungeons, Kiri broke into a bit of musing laughter!!
She took a cup of this syrup and let it cool down, opened the hidden and closed covers of the dungeons ; invited a giant snake that lived in the dungeons along with its enemy, the mongoose who came crawling and making a typical sound as they were friends with Kiri! She welcomed them with all hearts and gave them their share as they drank to their heart's content that concocted mixture. She was filled with a bream of a bit confidence and ability to face the approaching phase of life; decided to not leave the place until she fulfills the assigned duties.
Kiri then stepped out from the dungeons, returning to her house, ready from the concoction and prepared to face anything that comes in life witha bit more bravery. The Power was watching all her actions and smiling to himself, feeling a bit proud of how much she had Learned in just one punishment! A few more years and the faithful would be back to serve the Lord again. Kiri knew that she had tasks to finish before she lets old age grip her and was determined to fulfill her master's desires to lend and mend the wrong doings on this planet before she returns to an infinte service of the Lord.
Kiri realised that every norm, every living being is assigned with certain karmic duties and responsibilities, and cannot leave just abandoning them and must fulfill it to set an instance in this imperfectly perfect world!