Un-forgiven (55-er)


‘Why do you hate her, Sumi?’

My new bride kept silent.

‘Did she abuse you in any way?’

She looked down.

‘What IS the problem with your mum?’

A tear drop rolled off her beautiful kohl-lined eyes.

‘Problem is…

Same spirit, same zest, same frustrations…

I see myself in her.

And I cannot stand it!’

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44 thoughts on “Un-forgiven (55-er)

    1. Very correct, Hitchy. In her mother, she sees what she does NOT want to become, but realises she is turning into that, and quite helplessly too.

      (By the way, even I’m not too clear on what I wanted to express, but this was a ‘flash-fictional’ outcome of a conversation with a friend)

        1. What is this Ripe and Raw ones? You mean 55-ers? Post them, Hitch! We are all here to read and tear it apart πŸ˜‰ He he! No, seriously, do post. Waiting to read.

    1. Oh Swaram, it was a very difficult one, and I am sure I haven’t managed to convey as much as I wanted to, if I was ever clear of it in the first place. But thanks πŸ™‚

  1. Much as we vow not to turn into our parents as we grow up (especially in our teens) a lot of the time we unconsciously end up thinking and acting the way they did! You managed to squeeze all of that into 55 words. Great going, Pal !

    1. True!! One sees this all the time in close relationships! But I though this was more common amongst mothers…

      Me: You’re right. It certainly is (between women, I mean), isn’t it? I wonder how men manage to remain cool. I mean, they are not quite emotional as women, and do not get bogged down by the intricacies of self and relationships.

      Saw a lot of your comments in the spam queue!! GOK how that happened!

    1. @ Rosh – Thank you. Unusual indeed, and a spur of the moment thingy. As for the title, he he, that’s a story in itself πŸ™‚

      @ Deeps – Very true!!

      @ Dreamer – Seeing you after a long time. Was it the pudding ? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ And yes, we do turn into our parents, don’t we? And its an almost impossible task to undo it!

      @ Ritu – Thank you! I love your explanation. Sad that I wasn’t able to write it that well!!

      And I think, we believe that we are better persons than we actually are. So when we see the bare truth, it angers us.

      @ Uma – Thank you. The comments are invaluable, aren’t they? Esp. on this one. Had a tough time with this 55-er. Thank you, people, for helping out!!

  2. Like many others me too read, re-read , read comments then re-read the post then understood πŸ˜€ …. way above me πŸ™‚ …..

  3. Good one Pallu…

    The fact is she recognised the “signs” before hadn helps, don’t you think?
    Now, maybe she can help herself and work on the signs

  4. Me likes πŸ™‚

    Isin’t this so true for all of us sometimes? When you suddenly turn around and realise that your more like your mother than you ever thought you’d be and despite all your promises tht you won’t be her?

    1. @ PRG: ‘..Traces that eyes can’t see…’ – beautiful!

      @ Dmanji: LOL, shows how badly I wrote this one!!

      @ Ganga: Exactly!

      @ Pixie: Tough Ques.! Answer is both Yes and No. Yes, because one is conscious of what not to do. No, because one still does it because it is inherent!

      @ Supps: True for all women, I guess, surprisingly the men didn’t quite seem to agree πŸ˜‰

  5. Often we unconsciously become what our parents are even if we don’t want to…Genes, maybe? Like for example, children of abusers often end up abusing themselves despite not wanting to…

    1. @ Bones: Very true, no matter how much we try, some things cannot be changed.

      @ Miss M: Thank you! Interesting, how only the women bloggers could empathise with this one πŸ˜‰

      @ Badz: Thank you, and I believe all fiction is based on reality. Someone’s reality!!

      @ Soli: Thanks, buddy. Missed you!!

  6. Sad. And one does see this in real life Pal 😦

    I posted another comment – it disappeared!

    Me: Yes! And what surprised me most, was the fact, that most of the people I interact with think the same way πŸ™‚ I guess if you ask the previous generation, they would also say the same about their parents (mums)!

  7. Scary, isn’t not! Unconsciously turning into somebody u don’t ever want to be… ooops… But such is life, I guess… when u live together for so long, it just rubs on u
    U said a lot in those many words Pal… Good going

    First timer here, will be back to read more
    :))

    Me: Thank you, Pinash πŸ™‚ Bang on. I too think the influences are too strong, to not rub off onto you, and though you realise it, there’s nothing you can do. Except hate with a vengeance. But whom do you hate? Yourself or the alter ego?

    Btw, yours is an interesting blog name!

    One of the most gratifying aspects of blogging is getting new readers/friends, so welcome to the club πŸ™‚ Will hope right over to your page now.

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