Monday, August 14, 2006

The Ugly Duckling

That was exactly the way she thought her life had turned out to be... and what a life it was...from the beginning, everyone had hopes and aspirations that were somehow connected to her, she felt as though a million destinies were somehow entwined with hers.... she was expected to look beautiful, to be smart and grow up to be wise, to be nice and kind to her smaller cousins, and especially to her twin brother...
She had failed on almost all counts, and hence was considered an ugly duckling who didnt deserve to be around.. her friendly overtures were met with scorn or sometimes even worse, she was betrayed by those who she thought were on her side.. the fact that she was not married also didnt help her cause... well, for a while she was going around with someone but then she realised it wasn't going anywhere.. it turned out to be a good thing because he just made it a habit of breaking up after that...
But it seemed now, that she was gradually turning into a swan... everyone who saw her, or heard about her were all praise for her, and about the way she was maturing... everyone was betting on her to be an eventual success story, and create a mark in the world, because she was excelling in whatever she took an interest in - from IT and biotech to music and movies, the world was sitting up and taking notice...it was finally seeming that it was all worth it - all the people, all the languages, all the costumes and all the celebrations, all the hills and all the mountains, all the rivers and all the seas, and all the states she was made up of..yup, that was a life, and a life that was still far from its true potential.. for this woman, life would be sweet after 60...

until next time, jai hind :)

21 comments:

Sreejith said...

That was patriotic is an non-jingoistic way. great read.

Grafxgurl said...

after 60!!!!!??!! * looks forlorn*

Prerona said...

awesome! :) loved it
but didnt get the marraige analogy?

satchit said...

hey, That was a good one... :-)

manuscrypts said...

thanks sreejith..

grafxgurl: of course, some women always have it sweet :)

manuscrypts said...

prero: more in terms of ideology and non alignment, and us not totally going over to the communist school of thought... the next line was the ussr splitting up :)

oye satchit, thx :)

silverine said...

Echo what Sreejith has to say :)

Stone said...

Loved the way you put it!!
Goood one!!!

Aqua said...

a very unique post... yeah loved the way you put it across!

Perspective Inc. said...

Beautiful! Awesomely put!

Anonymous said...

That was beautifully put! :) Jai Hind.
The Conscience.

Anand said...

awesome post!
Didnt guess till the last few lines...wonderful post!
happy independence day!

b v n said...

beauty !...got link to your blog from..uh..uh..neways....thought this was some sad post where the gal finally jumps out of some building...nice one...our lady must be happy reading it :)

sandy said...

Good one! Unique indeed

manuscrypts said...

silverine: thank you, thank you.... :)

thx stone :)

manuscrypts said...

aqua: thats the generic objective, uniqueness :)

PI: thx :)

manuscrypts said...

ooh, what better topping that the conscience in agreement ;)

anand: thanks, and hope you had a nice time too :)

manuscrypts said...

bvn: yup, hope she is :)

thx sandy :)

Anz said...

Brilliant and Jai Hind!!!

Swapna said...

Very nicely said.

Jai Hind!!

manuscrypts said...

hey anz :)

thx swapna :)