This is the Entry for Romantic Friday Writer -Greener Pastures
"Beep...beep...beep...beep.." A sudden ring from my cell phone brought me back to my senses.She was calling I missed the call, Ding -Dong and now the door bell rang.
Was that a dream? I got out of the bed , I tried hard to think in my current state of trance. Opened my eyes and had a glimpse of her beautiful face from the door glass, passionately staring at me. She was looking at me in amazement and still looking cute as ever , I ensured myself of my return from a different world.She stood still at the main door as I kept walking towards it to open it.From the door glass I could see she was wearing the long white dress she bought from Singapore during our last vacations.
I opened the door "Can I have the papers?", she asked in a firm voice.
Yes , we were getting divorced , It all started because we could not communicate , yes we could not after I went to Delhi for my new job .She wont understand the pressure at work , I know I became tense and anxious most of the time.I was always busy planning things for the betterment of our status in the society . She would lie awake in bed thinking about me and I was always busy thinking about the schedule for the days ahead-the calls I would have to make for the project I was currently working on.I was always thinking of the plans I would have to make about paying the mounting bills. The constant pressure of many responsibilities weighed heavily on me.
Due to lack of sleep, I guess I became irritable and short-tempered. She didn’t enjoy her life much anymore with me I guess , We began fighting about our relationship.Once out of my own frustration I told her that she was not helping enough around the house.But the reality was she left her job just because we were moving in Delhi for my new job.I guess That was the final nail in the coffin.
I still remember everything from Holding hands under a starry sky, cuddling in the bed , sitting in front of a burning log fire, kissing on her favorite spot at the corner of the lips , walking arm in arm bare foot on a sandy beach,having the bubble bath , kicking leaves on an autumnal day through the woods, sharing a romantic candle lit dinner , eyes meeting across a crowded room , wanting her to be with me , sitting together watching a sunset head on shoulders , feeding each other grapes, chocolate dipped strawberries, sharing a dessert,.
Now , I had no feeling to express; no other gesture to show than giving her a big and long hug and final goodbye.She collected the divorce papers and drove off the car in the car I gifted her three years ago on her birthday.