When we were kids, we used to fall in love so easily..
Everything was very pleasant when we were kids, isn't it? We used to jump here and there full of energy when we used to play with a balloon, but once it bursts badly, we start crying as if we lost our whole world in a glimpse of time. Having said that, I think the same thing is happening today. The only difference we have is that we don't cry anymore, that we don't celebrate anymore. Now if we see a balloon and it explodes, we feel nothing because our heart is almost lost.
I dream of a world, where a woman wouldn't need a man by her side to feel safe enough to be herself... express herself... be respected... be accepted. A world where a woman wouldn't be seen as incomplete, without a husband. A world where fathers and brothers wouldn't be the parameter to measure, her abilities and achievements. A world where she'd own her body, her sexuality... be vocal of her opinions and dreams, without the fear of judgements or threats. Where conception would be a choice, and not a forced responsibility. Staying with in laws or not, would be the couple's call... and not something obligatory. I dream of a world where women are seen as people, and not merely faces, in need of being assigned their worth, by attaching them to certain relations.
There was a time when I suffered and it mattered There was a time when I'd cry but won't shatter There was a time when I could voice my thoughts and weave them into words There was a time when hope lasted despite unprecedented curves
I only wish the 'was' to become 'is' When there will be someone to say, "nothing is amiss!" To live in the when and the now Is what has become of life somehow
Memories, old and new, cherished and treasured yet overwhelming.
Not to erase them, just to lose them temporarily. To make yourself more at peace. To rid yourself of the sudden stir of emotions they bring about in you. devouring your time, dominating your mood and your entire day.
To contain those memories in a Pensieve. Those that are too consuming to live with and too precious to live without.