Updated: Sep 24
“No, Me from new Dharamshala”, she utters, “but we are still close”, There’s a lighten at the same moment and shivers.
“You are scared of thunderstorm?”
“Yes, I am scared of many things in life.”
“I am scared too.”
“Of what? You look so confident.”
“My beauty, it’s a curse”, she speaks with heaviness of guilt in her voice,” some bastard goes mad and chase me home. They irritate me with calls. They love me just for looks not for my virtue in fact they themselves don’t have virtue.”
“Well I wish, I was lucky like you because no girl chased me. I am a novice, when it comes to attraction. I always tried my best, I did it all, out of my heart but still she seeks other man”, words come out of his fragile heart,” I wish that I was attractive as you. I will entry pass to everyone’s life.”
“So, you think, faces, standard and lifestyle are so aesthetic to love?” she snaps, ” these are loyal mates, faces betray when you age, standard betray when you are misfortunate and lifestyle is illusion that shatter both with age and bad fortune. What you seek is not permanent.”
“but my wife, Karen think it is. She left me for man with better looks and prettier bank balance”, he utters in grief.
“then, glad, she did. Life isn’t meant to be wasted at such a beauty which doesn’t give happiness,” he says,” look at the wide green jungle. they are real beauty. Not because they are green or because they are beautiful but the things they provide like shade, life, habitat and food. they are so nurturing.”
“But people cut tree to make home. They don’t like the village. They like city.”, she keeps her point gazing straight into his eyes.”
“but people from city come here to visit green jungle,” she utters,” isn’t it.”
“Yeah,” he agrees.
“They are always two ways, how you can see the situation”, he utters,” it depends how you see. A glass can be half full and half. Lesson is what you have you should be satisfied with it.”
“but…”, he utters but she keeps finger on his mouth and utters,” you will realize the beauty in you…sooner or later…time will make it, for you.”
There is moment of silence but, later they realize, it has stopped thundering outside. She says,” you should check outside. He moves outside the church and utters,” it’s smell so fragrant and fresh”, he looks back and what meet his eye is empty church; he can’t see Madeline.
He turns around there as someone tap his shoulder. It’s Karen, his wife or ex-wife, scarred and frightened. She falls on her knees and beg him,” please come back in my life. I have realized your value.”
He looked shocked and uttered,” what happened?”
“chaos, he destroyed my life. He treats me as a servant, who owes him a nasty slavery. He looks like angel but is so demon. He tortures him, physically and mental. I don’t feel secure in his arms. I don’t feel secure in big house. I don’t like his face; his evil smile. I don’t like him…”
“but I am novice, don’t know how to please women. Not so rich, not so funny, not so romantic and not so good looking”, he utters.
“I don’t care”, she shouts,” I feel secure in your arm that’s it.”
For a second Madeline voice rush in his mind,” I told you. You are handsome. This is your moment that time has present it for you. Cherish your beauty and forgive her.”
He does as the voice directs. He utters,” I forgive you, if you are willing to start again.”
He come inside the church, bow to the lord, for having encountered their beauty.
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