Thank you, I am glad you liked it dear. :)
Thank you, I am glad you liked it dear. :)
Disney’s fairytales deceived us with this ‘’happily ever after’’. When I refer to Cinderella, I don’t remember that happy ending; I remember that pair of shoes which changed everything. Snow White with her seemingly ‘sad’ moments when the queen was after her, I don’t remember that, the seven dwarfs cross my mind dancing with the princess, new friendships were born, because of a so-called tragedy. Beauty and the Beast’s ‘Belle’ had her happiness roughly disguised in a beast! This is where the phrase ‘Someday My Beast Will Come’ came out.
The mere idea of a Happily Ever After is the ending; THE ENDING! Yet we thrive for it, we live our entire lives trying to reach it. But why? Why jump ahead to the ending when you get to enjoy the journey itself?
It’s all about that joke you heard the other day, it was hilarious! That one time you tried Chocolate Fondant and MAN you got butterflies in that tummy of yours. The moment when you held your degree in your hands, and thought to yourself, ‘yes I did it’! That morning you enjoyed your mum’s prayer for you, it made your day. That first meal you ever cooked, and was actually edible; ‘I’m just going to say edible, for personal reasons’! But then again come to think about it, it’s those little details in everyday life that build up quite a memory.
Those mesmerizing perfect love stories we know about, never did I read one where it happened to have a happy ending! They were always remembered, not by the tragedy, but by that great amount of love they bore. Remembering your own love story, let’s face it, sometimes you just wish to go back to the beginning, where it all started, where feelings were ignited, where the magic was born.
Then why skip to the ending?
Human nature always asks, what’s next? Oh well get married and live happily (aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities) ever after. And? What’s next?
Create your own everyday happiness. Re-kindle the passion with your beloved one with a simple gesture, a tulip maybe. Find that funny co-worker of yours; have a delightful five minutes conversation. Kiss your mum. Call your dad. Get a bagel. Help someone in need. Thank God. Stare into the stars. Have a look on Leonid Afremov’s paintings. Watch a sunrise. Learn a new thing every day.
As Mother Teresa said: ‘Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.’
Life itself is a Happily Ever After story.
I love you. I feel I will be insulting my feelings by trying to use mere words to describe them. Every phrase I utter seems so derisory, so lacking, and so clichéd. Words fail me. But, I’m writing you this letter to tell you I’m leaving you for good. I’ve been nothing but a good man to you for 8 years and I can prove no more to you. These last two weeks have been tormenting, your boss called to tell me that you quit your job, and that was the last straw! Last week you came home and didn’t even notice that I had gotten a new hair cut, I cooked you your favorite meal and even wore a brand new pair of silk briefs. You came home; swallowed your food, and went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You’re never affectionate anymore; we lost all intimacy, lost all connection. Either you’re cheating on me or my feelings aren’t reciprocated anymore. Whatever the case is, I’m gone.
Your Soon To Be Ex-Husband ‘W’
P.S: Do not try to find me. Your best friend ‘M’ and I are moving away together! Wishing you a prosperous life!
Nothing was more delightful to me than this letter of yours. It’s true that you and I have been married for 8 years, though you being a ‘good man’ is far; so very far away from true. I depleted myself, squeezed myself into a pulp-free juice for you, served it to you on a silver platter, fondly watched you consume every drop and discard the container. You mercilessly used me. Yes, I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining and clinginess. Too bad that doesn’t work. I did notice when you got a hair cut last week, the first thing that came to my mind was “wow, looks horrid!” but my mother taught me to stay silent if I can’t say something pleasurable. And when you cooked my supposedly favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with my best friend, because I stopped eating meat three years ago.
I turned away from you, appalled, when you had those new silk briefs on; because the price tag was still on them. I prayed that it was a coincidence that my best friend had just borrowed fifty dollars from me yesterday, and your silk briefs were $49.99! Nonetheless, I still loved you and felt that we could work it out. After I bore the dismal news that my father passed away a month ago, a while later the lawyer informed me that he left his entire fortune to his only daughter, Me. So I quit my job and bought us two first class tickets to Turks and Caicos Islands, for a fresh new start; but when I got home you were gone. Everything happens for a reason, I believe. I hope you have the fulfilling life you have always desired. I now finally sleep with no tears in my eyes. Thank you for teaching me to appreciate the pleasure of my own company.
Your Ex-Wife Wealthy, Independent and Available ‘A’
P.S: My lawyer said with the letter that you placed; you will not receive anything from me. Oh and if you don’t find money in your bank, it’s perhaps I used all of our ‘Joint Account’. Plus, I don’t know if I ever told you this but ‘M’, my best friend, is actually seeing someone else on the side. Take care and enjoy.
You woke up, right away checked your phone, had yourself a shower, got dressed and followed it by a quick bite. I didn’t cross your mind. You waited for the bus so you can reach work ‘on time’, I thought here’s a good chance to remember me, but you didn’t. It’s fine; it’s still the beginning of the day.
Boring day at work, same old routine, and I figured now maybe is a good time to say Hi to me. You still didn’t. Well, lunch break is soon, probably a quick Hello would have sufficed, but instead you enjoyed a chit chat with your co-worker. Are you forgetting me? No, maybe you just didn’t find the right moment to come and talk to me, ‘though every moment is a right moment for me’ but it’s okay. Grabbed your things, headed back home, called your best friend on the way, I was watching you, but you didn’t notice me.
You should know that I love you, I’m waiting for you, and you can talk to me whenever you want, but it still didn’t occur to you.
Reached home, cooked yourself a meal, enjoyed eating it slowly, did you think about me? Not yet. Found that remote, flipped through those channels, nothing interesting, time wasting for you, okay so now will you say Hi? I’m still waiting; I’ve been waiting for so long, still nothing.
You got bored, thought about calling a friend, ‘maybe you’ll call me’, but no, you arranged an outing, had some fresh air, and forgot about this daily routine. I want you to have fun; I want you to be happy. But, remember me? I’m here.
Had yourself quite a time, laughed hard with your friends, I’m glad you enjoyed it, but the day is about to end, will you come by and give me that Hello? Not yet; you wanted to change first, slip into something comfortable.
Nope. Instead you thought about surfing the internet a little bit, see what’s going on, any interesting anecdotes? Maybe something over there will remind you of me, and I would finally hear from you. But you were all sleepy and tired. Brushed your teeth, tucked yourself in bed, stirred a little bit with your thoughts, and I thought finally the moment has arrived, you are remembering me!
But instead; you fell asleep.
I was disappointed, but I will never give up on you, I will see you tomorrow and be patient with you. I love you way too much, I am always waiting for you, any time of the day, I am always right beside you, for better or for worse; I’m here. Remember Me.
Your Friend, God.