I Do, Do I?

Spotless white always brought back the images of her marriage. She looked like an angel descending from heaven as she walked the aisle on her special day. The net trail followed with every step she took in her most elegant self, ready to tie the knot with the man of her dreams. “Stop”, said an unknown voice, startling the bride. Holding a mirror she began, “Your eyes are hollow, not full of love for him.” without completing she vanished. Silly dream, the bride thought and brushed the episode away, walking towards her goal, the man in black, nation’s heart-throb. Light reflecting from a shiny surface dazzled her for a moment, just a moment and post that everything seemed clear. She walked, no she ran, in the opposite direction, ran for her life!

Today as she sat facing the white walls of the hospital where she will breathe her last, in solitude, she thinks about her wedding day. The dazzling moment she had because of a mirror showed her the reality of her materialistic self who wanted to marry the richest man. Had she not ran away and married him, she would have spent her life in a grand mansion, confused. But living in a shack with peace seemed a better choice than asking herself every single day, “I do, do I?”.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. David K says:

    A nice piece. I’m glad she followed her dreams — peace and contentment can’t always be bought. Although she’s in solitude now, it sounds like she had a full and enriched enough life not to regret your choices.

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    1. Yamini says:

      She is alone because she chose to be alone, that was her choice which she was proud of 🙂

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      1. David K says:

        Good for her. 🙂

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  2. Nice Yamini but found it too forlorn and I loved the picture too.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Different perceptions I would say…realizing one’s mistake and putting it right is happiness for me 🙂 Thank you for sharing your perception though 🙂

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      1. Welcome Yamini and so agree with you. Happy day to you.

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  3. I think one shouldn’t marry until the answer to that question is yes…

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    1. Yamini says:

      I totally agree with you!

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  4. Puneet says:

    Another well written piece. Strong ideas behind your writings. Feels great to read. 👍🏼

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    1. Yamini says:

      I am glad you liked my work 😊 Thank you

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      1. Puneet says:

        Welcome.. 😊

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  5. Andrei says:

    Our choices make us. At the end of the day, we shall all be reflecting whether or not we’ve made the right ones. We will know when we’ve got no regrets about them and that we’ve been contented with them. Contentment and happiness are important, and both were defined in several different ways by each and every individuals.
    Loved this post! And how it was written.
    Keep it coming, Yamini ☺

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you for sharing your opinion on contentment 😊 We can’t judge someone’s choices because we have no idea about their journeys and what brings them happiness.

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      1. Andrei says:

        That is so true. I absolutely agree! 🙂

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