Thursday, January 20

Apology

Any relationship-quack would tell you that the main problem in the modern relationships is that  people are concerned more about what they get out of the relationship than caring about the other person’s need. So this note is a confession stating all the things I, should have, but didn't do.

  • I am sorry I was(however occasional) the band-aid on your wounds and never the gyrating Zandu Balm for your pain.
  • I am sorry I refused to be badnaam for you. Although I tried to be a an item, bomb and even an atom bomb, once in a while, I sincerely believe Munni does it much better.
  • I am sorry that I could not pull off the pious-Sita-meets-the-seductive-Shiela act too well.
  • I am sorry that I could never enter your heart through your stomach. The cooking lessons came a bit too late and getting a Subway made wasn't your idea of cooking.
  • I am sorry I was not much of a Juliet and decided to give death a pass even at the prospect of separation.
  • I am sorry I could not teach you chemistry in a hot, flowing in the wind-blowing-from-god-knows-where saree like a certain teacher you so fancy. You wanted lessons in how-not-be-a-jerk and I thought it too impossible a task.
  • I am sorry I couldn't get the message when you said 'tere mast mast do nain'. It only occurred to me later that you meant you couldn't take me seeing through the intentions of your heart.
  • I am sorry I couldn't be a good K-serial-esque waterfall-eyed loyalist and decided not to fight the tears that wouldn't come after exhausting the nth tissue box.
  • I am sorry I was I.

19 comments:

Vikram Karve said...

Really well expressed - the last line is the best - I was sorry I was I

Vikram Karve said...

Hey, Amropali, sorry for the error - I am sorry I "am" I - doesn't that sound better - or are you going to change for the "better"?

Amropali said...

No, the person need not be concerned with what is happening in the present, even the if it's for the better.
=)

Kaushik Chatterji said...

KLPD! I hope, for his sake, that he doesn't exist.

Rachit said...

indeed a good post

Purba said...

Angry and funny haan? Hope he's reading it.
I will continue being me :)

Pratibha The Talent said...

bollywood style in serious stuff ...stuffed nicely.Last line is simply masterpiece.

Zephyr said...

That was a beautiful piece of your mind. Hope it hit the mark.

subtlescribbler said...

hey , u have got a beautiful blog out here..a gemini?

and most of all i loved the last line, life is strange! it makes us who we are now and after a while forces us to feel sorry for it too..

sarah

Minhaz said...

I happened to go through this article of yours. On the language side, which actually drove me fast to the last line, I must admit that I was really impressed with your play with words. On the content side, I'm convinced that you did the toughest thing in the world - you showed yourself with no make-up on. I don't know much about how much you write. But if you do, I believe you can etch out a writer distinct from others - both in form and content.

uma.a said...

You are creative and expressed your apology in a unique way

AS said...

So much of pain ...

Mayank said...

hey, am really struggling with my connections and am praying i dont loose this comment again. I loved each letter of your post and the closing was powerful. You stay you girl - let others go take a hike.

Sadiya Merchant said...

so cute!

Amropali said...

I happened to go through this article of yours. On the language side, which actually drove me fast to the last line, I must admit that I was really impressed with your play with words. On the content side, I'm convinced that you did the toughest thing in the world - you showed yourself with no make-up on. I don't know much about how much you write. But if you do, I believe you can etch out a writer distinct from others - both in form and content.

Amropali said...

Angry and funny haan? Hope he's reading it.
I will continue being me :)

Amropali said...

No, the person need not be concerned with what is happening in the present, even the if it's for the better.
=)

Amropali said...

Really well expressed - the last line is the best - I was sorry I was I

Amropali said...

"I could not teach you chemistry in a hot, flowing in the wind-blowing-from-god-knows-where saree like a certain teacher you so fancy" - EPIC!