Friday, May 8, 2009

Turning Over A New Leaf

I sat down on the steps beside the lake, in a hope that the serenity of the nature would bring tranquility and solace to my perturbed mind. As I gingerly dipped my feet into the cool water, many fish surrounded to tickle my feet with their pouting mouths.

I was immersed reminiscing those days.

We were happy together.

Or, atleast, I was.

We made many promises.

Only to be broken later.

He cheated me. He betrayed my love.

As I disembarked the flight from US, my heart raced and my eyes pined for the sight of him. I was disappointed that he didn't turn up at the airport to receive me. I went to his home expectantly. The world spun dizzily as he shut the door on my face. I was devastated to learn that he was committed to some other girl in my absence. He said he was frustrated with the long-distance love. He accused me that I wasn't any near to him and left him alone at the time he needed me.

Our love melted with the miles that stretched to part our hearts. All those days I was away from him, I desperately waited for the moment of reunion and never gave a thought to any other man.
I thought our love was strong enough to endure the separating distance.

I was wrong.

He just didn't love me enough.

How do I tell my parents to stop my engagement with some other man?

I will get married soon against my wishes.

But how could I forget him?

Won't this twinging pain crunching my heart subside?

Interrupting my thoughts, a gust of breeze blew creating whirls in the lake. Leaves from the Maple tree, adjacent to the lake, fell from the twigs and with a ruffling noise, landed on the water.

I watched as a brown-tinted, withered leaf swirled on the water surface and after some time disappeared to the depths of the lake without any trace.
Another tender green leaf floated on the surface creating ripples which emanated from center and along with the water current flowed towards me.

I bent down to take the green leaf from the water. As I stared towards the leaf, holding it by its stalk, my gaze shifted to something moving behind the image of the leaf.

I saw my fiancé coming towards me, with a smiling face from the other end of the lake.

I saw it as a start to many more newer beginnings.

I smiled and waved to him as he sat down beside me.

I held the leaf close to my heart as I talked to him for the first time properly, pushing away my past.

After I got to know him, I realized that he was everything that I wanted my life partner to be.

I treasured the leaf which brought novel hopes into my life, inside the pages of my diary.


  1. Beautiful! exceptionally described transition from hurt to new hope nd the consequent happiness! vivid description of surroundings too! Luvd da post! :)

  2. wow... i can't find any fauts you know.

    i lovd the theme. why remain hurt with things. we should never lose hope and always remember that even the darkest of nights comes to an end with a bright day. lovely descriptions.

    lookin forward for your next post

  3. I just happened to come across your blog and read this. It is utterly beautifull. You've created the twists so nicely and precisely. Good one girl :) a really good one :)

  4. nice story...gushing with optimism...
    i see a pattern goin on with ur stories...lost love--> hope.... :-) nice theme...

  5. hope:)....

    optimistic attitude..!!!

  6. Nice but u nothing has been said as why he returned!!!
    as usual its well written...nice post..but can b better according to the standards u hav set!!!

    take care

  7. Wonderfully put ... Sometimes, life gives you what you've always wanted where you least expect it ...

    Just loved this one gurl !! Keep rocking ...


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  9. Beautifully written.. Afterall life is all about moving on.. right??

  10. wow!
    we never know what happens the next in our lives and i personally think that everything happens for a reason and for our good...this story is exactly like it..finally she got her true guy...beautifully written!keep going girl...i love ur blog!

  11. The way you described nature and the environment was awesome... Hmm... it takes a little time to like someone's creation... it does :)

  12. jst stumble across here!!!
    well d bst part is dat it gives nt jst a happy endin bt a warm beginin too. nicly knitted and perfectly woven around d centrl theme.
    hope to see sum gud stories(or if a real lyf exp it is!! :D) in future too!!
    keep writin...

  13. Heyy Aparna,

    Reading your blog for the first time. Is it a coincidence that the first paragraph was the one i liked the most? Coz it made me linger on to read not just this, but a few other posts as well. Keep writing.

  14. Was a good one!! everyone must read this.. great subject indeed to pen down. like all other posts I loved this one too!!
    keep writing!! keep it up!!

  15. Love is blind they say..and you can see things clearly only when you are out of it. I liked the story but I was feeling a bit bad for the guy who was engaged with this girl. The girl accepted him only because she was dumped or else the poor fellow had to look else where..Anyway thats what is life..

  16. had to admit that you write beautifully..artistic use of your expression...simply loved it...keep penning!!!

  17. taking a long break from blogging?? it the vacations or the exams?? :)

    by the way all female bloggers are so mighty awesome in the use of pictures in their posts... !!


  19. That was sweet..In between I thought it would be another melancholic tale but had a happy ending with positive realizations.
    Good writing :).

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  22. I loved the theme of your post. I just couldn't identify any flaws in your post. Aparna, seems like you had a terrible heartbreak. As an ordinary reader, all I would like to say that don't lose hope in life and when God closes the door for something, he just opens the door for something better. I personally believe that whatever happens, happens for the good.

    You have created a jewel of a blog post. Indeed, it is the triumph of this post entirely without condescension--shows the inner life of a broken heart.

    Your blog has provided me with the richest reading experience to date and I don't expect anything in return. It is powerful, complex and blessed with a very powerful voice. Like a voodoo ghost snatcher, you have captured the spirits of a broken heart fused them with your own unique magic, and built the most interesting post I've read so far. Aparna mark my words, you are genius in full and very soon, you'll be a Booker Prize winner.


  23. 5 on 5 for the description
    5 on 5 for the theme and content
    5 on 5 for vocabulary etc...
    15 on 15...lolzzz..4 this blog post...
    awesome it was aparna...reading..
    and as i am strong anti of love marriages..i liked this post 4 nuts..

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    once again applause to ur love story...

    thank you

  24. Hey Aparna,

    Beautiful story !

    Ur narration of the happenings are very lively n refreshing.

    And the theme... simply superb... a soft gliding from the depression of lost love to an optimistic begining of a new life...

    Keep inking ur thoughts...


  25. marvelous blog.

    i invite you to post comments and CONTENT on these blogs.


  26. beaytiful writing.. first time here n i really loved it. i say, this stuff must be published! :)

  27. this was written beautifully aparna!
    loved it to the core...
    m following ur blog :)

    will see u around more :)

    remember me? Pulkit from WL ... wanted to read ur work earlier dear but was just stuck up with restircted hours at net for some reason :)

    now onwards I will always comment

  28. hmm...i'm amazed at the simple honesty of ur post. i'm glad ur moving on...take care :). and all the best for your future!

  29. Well written aparna...

    keep writing...keep up the good work!!

  30. really well thought and well penned post !! i like the way you presented the thoughts and facts !

  31. hello, congratulation you did a great work with this post about Turning Over A New Leaf, i really enjoyed reading thanks

  32. hi guys i like this text "I don't expect anything in return. It is powerful, complex and blessed with a very powerful voice. Like a voodoo ghost snatcher, you have captured the spirits of a broken heart fused them with your own unique magic, and built the most interesting post I've read so far."


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