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It was the look in your father’s eyes that finally convinced me. Not that you were homely, or that the dowry was lacking—but I saw he was offering you out of love, not hate.

I’m not sure you could recognize that at the time; you wanted to, that was plain in your face, even under your tears, but there’s only so much a young heart can process.

But the ones that come from love have a much richer taste, are much more trusting and malleable. I try not to abuse that trust, and I like to think that’s why they still come to me. I take the beds price and put it back into the community, making sure your father and sisters prosper; making sure your son is provided for. And you let me live on; in spirit and in flesh. And I let you out, every so many years: unlock that little door in your head, so you can see and speak without me as a filter, when you visit your father, your sisters, your son.

Just remember what they’ve done for you; and you for them. Love them, but come back when you’re done. Because there always others we must save from the mores of your society; until it grows up.


Open to any thoughts on what I might be able to do with this. :)

Comments

shweta_narayan
Aug. 19th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
My writing might go somewhere if I had a brain! I have a fully-plotted story I need to just *write* and that's been the case for 4 months now :/
kaolinfire
Aug. 19th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
*hugs* I can't remember the last time I had a fully plotted story.

No, I take that back; Michael and I have one we're supposed to be working on. And we started it maybe that long ago, maybe longer. :heh: Maybe next week... I know how it is to have something and not do it (or not be able to do it due to various things). Life...is very uncool, sometimes.

Good luck! =/
shweta_narayan
Aug. 19th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
g'luck with it, and yeah, I sort of want a refund on the last few years.

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