Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Perks of a relationship?

"Life does not work that way sweetie", he told her. She continued to look outside the window, not caring what he said. He was irritated by that act of her. He knew life comprises of both happiness and sadness. But she would not listen. So, he headed outside, got inside the car and drove off. She kept staring at the distant sunset. She loved the scene.

"I don't understand the way she behaves." Rick unfolded his irritation to his mate, Marvin. "All she wants is happiness from dawn to dusk. Even the hint of sadness troubles her. She fails to understand that happiness is not the absence of problem but the ability to deal with it. There are going to be problems in life. No one baths in only merriment, do they?" Rick lit the cigarette and kept on gazing the newly formed cloud that originated from his mouth.

"Rick clearly is frustrated", thought Marvin. He grabbed the hamburger that was just brought by the waiter and gave a huge bite. He was so hungry; only he knew that. "One hell of a burger", Marvin spoke in a low tone.
"What?" Rick was startled.
"Life is hell when the couples have a dispute, man." Marvin managed to correct his err. "I think you guys need to be more open. All you have to do is listen to one another and figure out the differences. Work on that and it's gone." He smiled. Marvin always had quick and no-nonsense suggestions. No wonder Rick was there with him.

Rick did not speak a word. After three more slow and long puffs, he broke the silence. "May be you are right. She needs to listen to me. Not avoid me."

"And you have to listen to her too" said Marvin with a wry smile.

Amanda was on the balcony when Rick reached home. He saw her looking at him. She looked beautiful even in the blurry light of the balcony's bulb. The cool breeze was messing with her hair. He had always loved that sight.

He went to the balcony and noticed that she looked prettier than before. "Amanda", he began. "Let's not have a dispute on silly things. One must not always yearn for happiness. There will be sadness knocking at the door every now and then. Let's face those situations together. You have to comprehend that, sweet heart." Silence ruled over for sometime. Rick broke it again. "You see, life is not about roses only. Please understand that every rose has its thorns."

Amanda looked at Rick, smiled a sweet smile and said, "Rick, my darling, I don't want roses. I want Jasmine."



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