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Monday, September 19, 2005

A quick tale 72

Habit

It was a bit like writing the old year in the date column in the first few days of the new year. Or still calling him your boyfriend months after you married him. Or brushing the non-existent hair off your shoulder the day after you chopped it. Or blowing into your mug of coffee to cool it long after it has turned lukewarm. She still referred to him in the present tense. And included him when she made dinner for four.

6 comments:

lost said...

The past just seems at times too good to let go and move on..

mitr_bayarea said...

or the past seems too painful and you can't seem to forget the hurt and pain thatit brought and you want to carry it along as a reminder..

post said...

the past is always a really strong thing.

Aravind said...

its quite true.many a times past leave a strong mark in u that to feel its presence!

Tiger said...

No jaane kyun hota hai yeh zindagi ke saath... Achanak Yeh man.. kisi ke jaane ke baad.. kare phir uski yaad.. chhoti chhoti si baat.. na jaane kyun..

Anonymous said...

The past... all to easy to say we should move on... sometimes the heart just cannot, and that's what translates to these 'habits' ..
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