Monday, August 16, 2010


There is something intrinsically beautiful about dried flowers. Like photographs. They remind us of some beauty we once experienced, the memory of which still lingers, like the musty fragrance of a dried petal.

Which is why she never had the soul to throw away the flowers she received. She liked to preserve them, leave them, scattered in through the intermittent pages of books. So that someday, she turns a page, and is unexpectedly faced with a yesterday.

She said she hated it when people got her flowers. Perhaps, it was the burden of that carefully preserved memory that tired her. Perhaps, she lied. Perhaps, this ping-pong game of today and yesterday is what kept her locked in her own head. Perhaps, she just didn't want what she thought she wanted.


Shweta said...

I am liking the personal/fiction tag muchly! :)

love this one. very different from the usual posts. very pretty. i can't even pick my favourite sentence, there are so many of them!

Matangi Mawley said...

:) so beautifully written.. just the words that would make many people say- that's exactly how i feel.. "the ping-pong game bet. yest and today"! loved it!

crumbs said...

@ shweta

:)thank you, I m enjoying the experimenting with the personal/fiction tag muchly too

@ matangi

hi, thank you :)

victor said...

there should be a 'like' option here, similar to facebook.
this is good!

Id it is said...

"she just didn't want what she thought she wanted"...Not a wonder then about what they careful of what you ask for, because you may actually get it!

crumbs said...

@ victor,

Then people would just click on like, and never leave a word. I like it that we can speak :)

@ Id,

Yes, which is why all my wishes have at least 7 sub-clauses these days :D

Anamika said...

I like :) to borrow from shweta "muchly" :)

Sree said...

were you stoned? :)

crumbs said...

@ anamika,

thank you. muchly :)

@ Sree

does it show?
do i know you?

Sree said...

yes it shows :)
I don't think we kno each other. I don't remember how I came across your blog either. lol..