A young child loves his/her parents immensely and trusts them deeply. Yet he/she is unable to be truthful to them many a times. The family is a very bonded one and the child has enough freedom to discuss anything and everything with his/her parents. There is no compulsion on results. Still there is some kind of fear that he/she chooses to write down a note and sleep forever. Why?
Two friends. They are born together to die together. There is nothing that they hide from each other. The world knows of their friendship and people vouch on their relationship. Yet there is always some such moment that they are envious of each other or are found out to be the biggest enemy of each other. And then they fall apart. Forever. Why?
A mother and son. They know each other inside out and are absolutely frank with each other. Yet when he’s in a relationship and needs to discuss it out, he chooses his father to his mother. So much that he doesn’t even inform the mother through any other medium. Why?
A father and daughter. Just like the mom-son duo. Hard to separate them. They know each other so well that they can read each other’s mind. Still he couldn’t read it that it was not that she wanted to hurt him and she was dying every single moment since the day he chose to remain silent. And she couldn’t read that he would have forgiven her with the flow of time or with just another phone call or email. Why? Why did it always have to end in a tragic manner?
A husband and wife. They love each other immensely and are absolutely honest with each other. Everything is absolutely fine between them. Then how on earth is a third person or an untoward situation able to creep into this beautiful relationship to spoil it. How? And why?
A stranger. How is it that you meet them only once. Probably you don’t even interact. And then you long for them for a lifetime knowing very well that your paths might never cross ever again. Why? And sometimes this longing is mutual. Why and how?
A father-in-law who has always cared for his daughter-in-law as his own daughter. After a few years, when the son dies and the family is engulfed in poverty, this same father-in-law sells his daughter-in-law to a pimp for money. Is it so easy to forget everything else and become so selfish? Why?
Relationships. They have always confused me.
Everyone wants to love.
And everyone wants to be loved.
And everyone does.
But still there is a gap.
A gap that is most of the time left unabridged.
Sometimes for reasons known to us.
Sometimes for reasons unknown to us.
And sometimes for reasons we comfortably choose to not know or understand.