A long time ago…
I was young and eager, you were older and enthusiastic… life had just begun for us together.
Everything you did, I reveled in, everything I did, you appreciated or found amusing.
Time went by and we began settling into our life together… You became busy with work and I was busy adjusting, adapting and adopting. Thus we grew into our roles oblivious of the routine that was beginning to set in.
Some more time went by. You became more & more engrossed with work and I found ways & means to keep myself occupied. We would go out when our schedules permitted.
I tried to work around your programmes – gave you priority but was too naïve to realize that priority is a ‘balance-sensitive’ thing – giving one thing a higher priority automatically lowers another’s.
Then more time went by and we grew into our separate worlds. We cocooned ourselves so perfectly, we forgot to include each other! Now we meet when we can’t come up with justifiable explanations not to.
You look for reasons to stay away & I look for ways to avoid you…
Is this a journey of just a few years? Seems like a lifetime to me…
~ Gitanjali Kaul~