Once The Purple Frog met a very beautiful, successful Finance Girl who was scared as hell of her mum and dad to live a good personal life of her choice…Also, she constantly lived in the guilt of the reputation her marital status – single at 33 – brought them.
She tried to always justify all their complaints with a smile and hid all her desires by believing at least she gets food cooked by someone else and doesn’t have to enter the kitchen. Lol. She eventually earned a good reputation at large for being such an understanding child to her parents and an independent, single woman waiting for the right man to happen.
At the same place
There was another pretty girl, pretty angry too (stress-blemished), often mocked for her man-like demeanour and for not taking it easy on certain subjects. She had not given in. Denied the life she was offered and seemed to battle it out. Often by stating what was on her mind and trying to do what she deemed fit for herself.
The Finance Girl led a life of great reputation, doing a lot of things in the hiding but never tried to take a stand for what she desired. On the other hand, the other girl was labelled a rebel because she did what she wanted. As a result, her life wasn’t pretty anymore and she was losing the coyness and the sweetness of the girly kind with which she too started her life.
In fact, situations became extra-harsh for her on most occasions because she put up a bold stand in necessary situations and as a result, people expected boldness from her where it wasn’t even required to struggle.
Without realising, her life turned into this battle. From long hair to cropped hair, she was questioned for even simpler things and without even realising she was called a Fierce Feminist. The real joys no more remained and her life became harder.
However, eventually, when one looked around her,
She had paved way for many to feel the real joys. She opened the way. She filled the gaps that contradictory growth areas create. She brought the term modern to life in mindsets. Often people find it easy to live modernity through costly gold-rimmed phones and new cuisines and recipes. She brought honesty to the fore. All that was honestly normal for a human to do…
When someone criticised the Feminist Girl for her blemishes and manliness or nothing sexy / appealing about her to The Purple Frog, all it had to say was…she took the burns of the fire that caused the light in which you bask now…
However, The Purple Frog always feels claustrophobic (may be the reaction should be indifference or patience) in the presence of those who misguide the world. If they are doing it in the hiding, they almost cheat mankind by denying what’s natural to humans… which people you choose and live with is a choice you make. But underplaying or hiding it is encouraging other humans to live in denial and it doesn’t in any way, pave way for a candid co-existence.
Thing This Week
A blanket in the making…The colours and size make it ideal to gift it to a couple expecting twins. But, your writer here is petty that way. The blanket is turning out so soft and cosy that for at least one winter, this blanket is not stepping out for circulation. One winter it shall warm the body here…
And if you’re thinking about the last piece that was in the making, it’s done and happily in use.
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