I get the chance to marry your friend." My college friend spoke,
lighting a cigarette while sitting beside the balcony one evening.
"You're in here. Will she preserve her youth for you there at the
I smiled and told him."Your friend is beautiful. Only
yesterday, the son of my uncle had written a letter to me." He was
protective of her. He turned towards the south, looking through the
corner of his eyes all the while ignoring my talk. "I came to this city
swearing my love of her. Sometimes I become sad, for the image of Paru
comes in my mind day and night," he said.
He quickly finished a
packet of cigarette. He is the most frank person in our group, so it can
also be said that there is no one against him.
"One needs to have
patience in love," sitting beside me, he spoke while taking a sip of
tea."What am I doing if it is not patiently waiting? Not only
this much, but I'm ready to wait throughout my entire life for her," he
As always, he was straight forward and blunt, and
at times, we were anxious of his habit of becoming silent after being
"It makes no difference if anyone tells me off or criticizes me,"
he said, standing up and heading towards his room. I guessed he had not
liked my good-natured joking about his girlfriend as it made his heart ache
'How this girl could have walked without looking people
walking in front though she has age and grown up to youth?' Once my
sister had scolded her in the morning while she was walking down the
street. 'Why you answering back this way? Don't you mind the manner of
how to speak with the elders?' my sister had spoken instantly.
not been there, fight would have been taken place between them. After
that, 'Until your sharp-tongued sister will remain I will never stop at
your home,' She had sworn. I remembered my past. Every evening,
remembering they would brag with me for resigning the job and go to
'How you will bring her after resigning job? Marriage is yet to
be done. You should not get frustrated this way.' I did not know
whether he would like or dislike at the talk I would convince him but
his face would always get sad while I use to talk.
tomorrow I should move. Just after two days when I reach
village, I will marry her.' He had spoken with boast without taking a
breath. 'If mother does not let me marry, I will straightly get back
catching a bus to a big city. I have taken a return ticket, too. I
should move in the morning.' Before giving me chance to speak a word, he
had displayed the ticket towards me.
'How you dared to bring the ticket
without doing any consultations? You should have asked for a word if
you are going. If you do as you please then I can do nothing.' I had
scolded him so badly. Then after without speaking even a single word
with me he left.
I sensed that he had not informed her that he was coming."Are you informed? They are married now". A colleague of our group, informed it to others. I became really happy.
when he used to get depressed, he used alcohol to numb the feelings of
sorrow and loneliness. But because of his love he accepts the
consequences, and moves forward. Later, I heard, he has not had a drink
since he got his love her. Nowadays, he is able to handle his depression
without using alcohol to numb it. In any case, he has decided not to
drink for life. For when you trust in love, miracles happen.
Journalist and editor Kamala Budhathoki Sarup specializes in reporting news and writing stories covering Freedom, Peace, Public health, Democracy, Women/Children, development, justice and advocacy from her location inside the United States. Human rights, anti-terrorism, and economic development are also part of the work. She is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. (To promote freedom, democracy, anti-terrorism, Literature, women rights, public health, peace and empowerment (http://mediaforfreedom.com) has a strong role to play). Its activities support in societies undergoing crisis and changes. Ms. Kamala Budhathoki Sarup has also written numerous reports which includes "Women's Empowerment", Prevention of Trafficking in Women Through Media," and "Efforts to Prevent Trafficking for Media Activism." You can see her work online now via her website http://mediaforfreedom.com/. Kamala is a regular contributor to Cape May County Herald. Kamala also was a regular contributor to UPI- Asia News. She also published two Stories collections and several poems. Her interests include philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. She also is experienced in organizational and community development. http://mediaforfreedom.com