DP Daily Prompt: Cut Off
When was the last time you felt really, truly lonely?
It was a while ago, my mother went to the village to see her sister-in-law, although my eldest brother and his wife were there, I felt uncomfortable and lonely. My brother had just married, and he was one of those men who was always ready to scold us whenever his new bride complained against us.
During this time my aunt(Mom’s youngest sister) came for a visit with her children and uncle also came. Mom left us a servant who she thought would help us. I hate to say it he was dumber than dumb. All he would do whenever I asked him to do something he’d find a room and fall asleep. My aunt I’m not sure if she ever did any house work, she was a housewife lacking the skills of being one.
It was just me fourteen years old taking care of cooking, even gave a bath to her infant daughter, aunt would sit around and gab. those were the times I missed my mom and dad, I felt lonely I worked day in and day out but never heard a single “Thank You”. My mom was visiting her brother and his wife and dad died when I was twelve. I never had a soul to talk to. my younger siblings were scared of big brother so they kept out of sight.
Those were the kind of days I wished no one should face!
That’s a sad time Ranu. You made me think of when I was 12 and had to go to boarding school, I had to spend a few days at some distant relatives place all on my own. I still remember crying out of loneliness in the bathroom…just like the scene in Taare Zameen Par. I can never forget that time.
Thank you Sonya.
Thank you for this post. Thank God that those kinds of days pass, and that not every day is like that.
All good wishes,
Yes Robert, you are right, that those days passed.