Sunday, August 2, 2015

Childhood Dreams

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Sara dipped her beaker into the soapy water before blowing into it; the soapy bubbles that emerged from its end took on a magical sheen in the afternoon sunlight, reflecting colors of the rainbow in each one of them. 

"I don't care what you think. Sara is coming home with me tonight," her mother's voice droned against her father's in the background. She closed her eyes and concentrated on the task at hand; trying to ignore the constant bickering that had become a regular affair between her parents. 

If she tried hard enough, she could see herself reflected in the nearest bubble, her parents smiling in the background; and she could pretend that they were a happy family, just like old times. 

She tried to ignore the pang that gripped her heart whenever reality hit her on the face and continued to blow bubbles, watching them drift away, floating into the wind like fragments of broken dreams. 


21 comments:

  1. It is all about us and our ego, no one even thinks about what the child goes through.

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    1. Yes. They are the ones who end up being the victims :(

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  2. Interesting read, thanks for sharing. Nice week!

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  3. Happens. Noone cares about the child. Or the woman who is subjected to abuse just because she is trying to stay in the marriage for the sake of the child.

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    1. I think it's a sad affair for all involved.

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  4. Children of divorce go through so much. Unfortunately no one cares about that at that time.

    At times you can't even blame the parents. They would be going through so much themselves. Like Anita said above, it can be abuse, infidelity or any other thing. At times it becomes important to drift away. If there is a child involved, it only becomes more harder.

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    1. I agree, Soumya. It is not just the children, but the parents who are battling their down demons. It's always a sad thing for all involved. Like you said, it's harder when there's a child in the middle.

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  5. Beautifully penned! When a relationship ends, it has many more impacts than one can imagine..and its truly sad if a child is involved.

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    1. Yes, it is. It's always a sad thing. Thank you and welcome to my blog :)

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  6. Children are the ones who suffer the most at the times of separation.. very well brought out Aathira :)

    Cheers

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  7. Beautiful how you convey the child's emotions with the drifting bubbles! :)

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  8. The last lines were brilliant. :)

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    1. Thank you, Darling! Made me very happy to see your comment here :) Welcome back <3

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  9. Children are so impressionable and innocent. No one understands that they can feel things just like an adult.

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    1. It's the children who are the most affected I think. Sadly, a lot of emotions are involved here.

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  10. I just feel for her, wish such parents understood easily what their togetherness means to their children.

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