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On Envy

Here’s the thing about meeting people after many many years. They are anchored to a version of you that may no longer define you. They are convinced that you owe it to them to follow-through on your earlier life plans.   Does it read bitter?...
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A Template of a Life

There are two kinds of people in this world.  Those who believe that there are more than two kinds of people, and those who don’t.  It is not tongue-in-cheek I promise.  First group believes that there is no ideal way to lead a life and...
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Miss you already…

“I miss you already.”  He called to say he missed her barely one-minute after she left for home, having spent a wonderful day together.  She laughed.  She found it cute.  But for him, it was something much more meaningful. She was everything he ever wanted...
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Ruh

They were meeting for the third time in those many weeks.  Both their earlier meetings had an essence to them that comes only after years, sometimes decades, of knowing one another.  It was natural.  It was tranquil. It was a pleasure conversing with her.  She was...
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Scars

As we lay together with your head on my chest, I run my thumb on the skin over your clavicle where my teeth impressed a crater.  It’s swollen. It’s blue; no it’s purple; I can’t figure. But it looks like a scar on your otherwise...
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Sonaaa…

He met a girl.  She was unlike anyone he’d ever met before.  You see, he was always very particular about his kind of girl.  He was sure about the attributes he desired.  The girl had to fit a certain criteria.  She didn’t fit.  She was nothing...
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Marxism we bring to love!

I was talking to a friend about relationships.  I have known this friend for more than 10 years now.  We’ve been each other’s agony aunts for over a decade, seeing each other through various relationships, and other personal and professional situations.  We both wondered why...
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And then it rained…

She had been crying on the phone for a while.  She mustered enough words to say, ‘we shouldn’t meet anymore; it’ll help me move on’ and then hung up. He was walking to his place after a movie, listening on his phone the songs that...
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Intuition

She:  Happy Birthday! He:  Thanks, I guess! She:  It’s a little weird, huh? He:  Hmmm…not weird but unexpected.  You haven’t been wishing me for the last two years! She:  Hmmm…I want to tell you something.  For the last few days, I’ve been having a very...
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Mourning

Today I had a dream. A terrible one. You were blind. It made me feel helpless but you didn’t seem too perturbed. It was almost as if you knew this was going to happen. You were too aware of your deteriorating condition. You were prepared...