It was a special day for me. Would it be special for him too?
I had no particular plans as such for my birthday. All I wanted to do is head to the beach and gaze at the orange sunset with him.
But I had to go alone. My heart was sure that he would still come later and erase my loneliness. He could be angry with me, but I know his anger would melt on my birthday. He would soon stand beside me to make us a sweet couple.
The beautiful sunset and its image glowing on the sea, waves splashing out against the rocks, cool breeze flowing by around......all this brought a smile onto my face. It is everytime that the sea looks this beautiful.
I don't know why, but I never noticed all this before. Maybe it was because, at those times all I used to think was about someone else.
But this time, there's no one else to think about.
With a broken heart and tears rolling down my cheek, I wrote 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME' on the sand.
Everything was the same...same place, same time of the year, sane sunset, same waves, same breeze....but the absence of him made a huge difference.
A wave came swirling and erased all those words. Others would mark out that as bad omen. But I considered those waves as a friend who came to wish me 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'.
All the sad memories and thoughts melted away and I celebrated that special day with the nature around. My loneliness on that day was hurting me, but those waves who came like an uninvited pal in my party were like a sparkle in the darkness and an elixir to my wounds.
P.S: Written by my 16 yr old sister, Akhila.