In response to prompt : Observe
Did You Observe!
Observing everything around me is not my greatest strength. If by some mysterious force I manage to notice, it stays with me forever.
I remember the time when I saw a girl in my class wearing a three strand necklace, I was five years old, that memory still has a place in my heart, I loved it so much.
It’s been a long time, but I mentioned about this fabulous jewellery to my cousin in-law, she immediately got up and said, ‘wait I’ll be back in a few minutes.’
When she came back she was holding a three strand necklace, ‘this is for you.’
It made me happy to see a necklace that I wanted for a long time, Thank you God,’ I whispered.
Once I observed a sari, I did not know the guest wearing it, like the necklace it lodged in my brain, I kept thinking, I wish I had one exactly like this.
I asked my friend to buy one for me, she did get one, it was not the same. I told myself it’s okay if I cannot have one like it. It was so pretty.
Years later the same cousin-in-law paid us a visit from California. As soon as she arrived she said, ‘Chaman, I have a gift for you.’
When I opened the parcel I smiled to see, an exact same sari the woman was wearing at the wedding. My cousin thought I didn’t like it, she offered to give me one of a different color.
I held the sari and said, ‘No this is the one I wanted all these years!’