Saturday, July 19, 2014

Paper boats

Image courtesy: Google

I watch my daughter playing in the rain with the colored paper boats; seeing her unmasked joy as I sipped my cup of steaming coffee. In her, I see myself, many years ago. So many dreams and my life had been brimming with hope, like hers now. 

But like the rain water trickling into the paper boats slowly, threatening to reduce it into a pulpy mass any moment, my hopes had been crushed like those dainty crafts. 

It cannot happen again, I think fiercely; my daughter would chase her dreams and no one can snatch that away from her. 



Also, linking it to Day 18 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge for July 2014 and NaBloPoMo

36 comments:

  1. I got to your blog from Soumya's blog (LOL)
    This is a beautiful piece of writing :)

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    1. Hello! Thank you and welcome to my blog :)

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  2. Great little story in the short word count. Love the comparison of her life to those paper boats in the rain. Nicely done!

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/07/ubc-day-18-my-five-favourite-blogs.html

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  3. Very nice story. Daughters are a shadow of their mom's personality.

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  4. strong mother...what else does a daughter need.
    Beautiful

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    1. Yes, that's all that matters. Thanks Red :)

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  5. wow truely mesmerizing!!! hats off to u aathira

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  6. nice take on prompt Aathira :) !

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  7. beautiful aathira :) Moms are always fierce And protective wen it comes to their child's dream :)

    http://swathishenoy.blogspot.in/2014/07/diagnosis-of-study-holidays.html?m=1

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  8. Chase your dreams and dreams do come true
    -SRT

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  9. A moment in time can tell us so much--about us, about what we want for those we love.

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    1. So true. Thank you for reading :)

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  10. We learn so much from watching our children, don't we. They are so innocently inspirational! A lovely story - I could smell the coffee and feel the fight rising up inside her.

    My five are here: http://www.thejadedlens.com/2014/07/19/abrupt/

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  11. beautiful post...keep in touch.. please join my blog- The Pink Dewdrops
    http://9shonalimukherji9.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks so much, Sonali :) Welcome to my blog!

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  12. These aren't just 5 sentences...These are 5 powerful, emotion-packed sentences..
    Gosh Aathira, everyday I fall a little more in love with your words!

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    1. Thank so much Babe :) I love you more!

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  13. Yes, we cannot life inundate us, can we?

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  14. Ohh... thats lovely Aathira... that should always happen... it's not the time to differentiate between girls and guys


    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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    1. Thank you, Tina! Glad you liked it :)

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  15. A lovely story, Aathira, conveyed in your usual smooth style :-)

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  16. Good story & message, Aathira.
    May our kids get all the opportunities- sun or rain...

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  17. Her mom will see to it that her boats aren't pulped off :) Strong mom, n a lucky daughter...
    Girl...the way you write..muaah :)

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    1. Yes, she is a lucky daughter indeed :) Thanks Love! I love reading your comments :)

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