September 03, 2018

All for the best (a microstory)

Only a fool would offer a gypsy a home to live, expecting him to never leave.
And she was one!


He was always the wandering kind. Fickle as a cloud. And she, sturdy as a tree stood tall, gripping the soil below her firmly planted feet.
When she met him, her roots only grew stronger. She bloomed with self-confidence in his presence, showering him with her fragrant flowers every now and then, thinking that would make him stay.

But soon enough, she realized he wasn’t happy. The far-away look in his eyes made her sad. He wasn’t looking for safety. He wanted to walk on the edge. He didn’t care about her flowers. He was born to chase the wind.
Because gypsies did not need firmly rooted trees for company. They needed caravans that would move with them on all their adventures.

She, who always took pride in her stability, realized that sometimes consistency was not enough. Change was the only thing that could make him hers. And she was incapable of change. For what was a tree if not strong and sturdy. If it changed, it would be a tree no more.

She knew she had to let him go. They weren’t meant for each other.
He was meant to travel.
She, to stand her ground...


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54 comments:

Unknown said...

Glad that she understood that just being in love is not enough. Two people should want the same things too. Also, glad she let him go - they both will be happy this way.

Shri Krishna Sharma said...

Short and sweet story.

Priya said...

if you love someone set them free...'

Loving someone is not enough sometimes... glad they realized.

Agnivo said...

Loved the ending! Standing one's ground is the best thing to do.

Jayanthy said...

I loved the story. Glad she knew she was different than him and stood her ground!

Unknown said...

Beautiful story. The choice of words were excellent.

Huma said...

Beautiful story!

Jhilmil said...

So beautiful, we cannot bind someone who is not me at for us. It's best to set them free

Ruchi Mayank Verma said...

Loved the ending ...we can never hold someone...

Neha Gupta said...

Sometimes, few people are not meant for us!! Let them free so that both are set free !! Short and sweet story!!

Rashi Roy said...

Happy ending!

Surabhi said...

Beautiful story! Loving doesn't mean holding , sometimes it's good to let go and still love. Looking forward to read more from your blog! #MyFriendAlexa #SurReads

Pri said...

@ Anshu
You're right, Anshu. Love is two people looking in the same direction! :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Pri said...

@ Shri Krishna
Thank you :)

Pri said...

@ Priya
I agree 100% with that age-old adage...
Thanks for visiting my space :)

Pri said...

@ Agnivo
Thank you :)

Pri said...

@ Jayanthy
Thanks. I am glad you liked it :)

Pri said...

@ Aparna
Thank you. I'm happy you liked it :)

Pri said...

@ Huma
Thank you :)

Pri said...

@ Jhilmil
I couldn't agree more. Thanks for visiting my space :)

Pri said...

@ Ruchi
Thanks Ruchi. And I completely agree. If its love, it will find its way back :)

Pri said...

@ Neha
It's often difficult to know who is or isn't meant to be, but once we realize, it is futile to hold on.
Thanks for taking the time to read me :)

Pri said...

@ Rashi
Every beginning, middle, and end is all but a matter of perspective! :)

Pri said...

@ Surabhi
Thanks dear. Looking forward to see more of you as well :)

Deepa said...

Beautiful story with a sweet and strong message.

Varsha said...

It is important to let go of the people who you love the most as it at times changes their life and they get successful :)
I never knew someone could write a micro story on a tree and a flower. I love the way you have narrated this and I could literally visualize the whole story.
#vigorousreads #MyFriendAlexa

Dashy said...

Such a beautiful,beautiful tale of love! Simply loved the way you expressed the difference in two souls and how they cannot fit despite the love. The truth of the story rings in real life as well.

Anonymous said...

Love and compatibility are two different things... In the practical world compatibility takes priority because it fosters better understanding...

Medha said...

Sometimes letting go is so much better than holding on. They simply don't belong to you and don't compliment you. Glad she did the right thing.

Anagha Yatin said...

The platonic love would however bind their souls forever, even if the distance between them grows further.
Interesting story, so well narrated, Priyanka.

Iram said...

Let Go- is something that we all should learn . Holding on to something just for the same thing isn't good. Nice thoughts and story :)

Pri said...

@ Varsha
Thanks for the kind words, Varsha. I love to work with metaphors, and hence the usage of the (sturdy) tree and the (wandering) gypsy.
I am so glad you liked it. :)

Pri said...

@ Deepa
Thanks Deepa. I am glad you liked it :)

Pri said...

@ Darshana
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for making time to read me :)

Pri said...

@ Anonymous
Hmm...that sounds too practical to be love, doesn't it?

Love, to me, is meeting half way to sort out the differences. If only one of them has to do all the walking, it's best to go different ways...

Pri said...

@ Medha
True! Letting go is always painful, but sometimes it is the only way out.

Pri said...

@ Anagha
Thanks Anagha. I am glad you liked it :)

Pri said...

@ Iram
I agree! Sometimes what is more important than learning how to hold on is knowing when to let go...
Thanks for visiting my space! :)

Anonymous said...

Right, meeting half way is different from chasing the elusive

Anonymous said...

Right Anshu.Love should always be both ways to survive the storms

Unknown said...

Sometimes it's difficult but it's important to understand that love needs two people who agree to sort out differences.. Lovely read..

Pri said...

@ Anonymous
True that!
However, there is the 'elusive' (that you chase) and then there is the 'illusive' (that chases you). Sometimes the latter takes longer to realize. But in both the situations, let go we must...

Pri said...

@ Anubhuti
True! However, what we need to understand more is when to hold on and when to let go...
Thanks for taking out the time to read me :)

Surbhi prapanna said...

very well said dear. I love the narration as well as emotion in your post.

Dipika said...

This micro-tale has a beautiful lesson for life. Consistency is good as far as it doesn't become a habit. A little change brings freshness and hope for new.

Pri said...

@ Surbhi
Thanks dear. I'm glad you liked it :)

Pri said...

@ Dipika
It's amazing how we all draw different lessons from the same thing---the very reason I love blogging...
It's always lovely knowing your perspective, Dipika :)

Unknown said...

Lovely story.. Rather true story. Love us not everything. It's about giving each other and if u can't u let it go

Unknown said...

Lovely story. . Love is not everything .u need to give and get and if u can't let it go

Kavita said...

What a beautiful read it was. True love understands and believes in keeping loved one happy )

Srishti Rajeev said...

A micro love story. The traveler and the tree... each bearing the pain of their character.

Manpreet said...

Reading your blog second time today... your writing is really beautiful. <3

Unknown said...

Sweet and short . Loved reading it 🙂

Tina said...

This is beautifully done.