Thursday, March 14, 2013

The wait for love....

This post has been mentioned in the 'Tangy Tuesday Picks'  section - March 19, 2013  by BlogAdda. Thank you! Being a newbie, this means a lot to me.




All set. She'll be here today. My home will be her home. I had identified and earmarked her living space.   It would be her very own cosy corner, where she would grow and blossom and radiate waves of joy and happiness. Her breath of life would purify my soul and air. Waiting for her to be here. Waiting for her to come home and fill my heart’s crevices with bliss.

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She’s here. Finally. I had brought her home all by myself. Though I’m pleased, innumerable questions swarm my mind. Will she like it here? Will she belong here? Will she be happy growing up here? Pensive and apprehensive, I approach her. I fondly caress her delicate parts with motherly love and she seems to respond! As her tiny, frail feet touch the earth, I observe her. She looks content. She seems to be enjoying the chillness of the ground beneath her.   Her calm demeanour soothes me. All is well. All she needs now is ample care and love.  Beautiful, bright and sunny days lie ahead.

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This wait makes me tense. The wait for reciprocation of love. May be it sounds unfair, but for all the care that I showered on her, expecting  some warmth in return is certainly not asking for too much, is it? All that I yearn for is a single smile. I wait for that first smile. The smile that would pilfer my heart.  Is she giving it today? Doesn’t seem like it. May be tomorrow? Fingers crossed.

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It is still early in the morning.  I slowly sneak up to her.  As the first rays of the juvenile sun kiss her reddish face, I behold that wonderful sight. Her first smile. A gush of ecstasy spreads in me as I take her in my hands. Yes, as I cup the beautiful blood red rose flower in full bloom with my palms, I realize that my hands are trembling. She has given back love! Why wouldn’t she -   after all, isn’t she the embodiment of love?

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P.S: This is born from my love for rose plants. More than anything else, they make me nostalgic. I generally love watching plants grow and especially when it comes to roses, the first bloom totally enthrals me.  At one point in time, I had over 15 rose plants in my garden though I have only a couple of them now in my small balcony. I potted a couple more today and that’s what inspired this post. 

Now, go back to the third paragraph and read the first line. That’s exactly how I feel now!!




17 comments:

  1. i have few rose plants in my house. some pink, some red and few white ones, and all the plants in my house grow on their own. we suddenly notice them one day.

    why you have only couple of them now? what happened to those 15 plants?

    that was a wonderful read! and i love your blog title as well! see, i discovered your blog through blind voting. would you condemn blind voting now?

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  2. This is certainly the most poetic pROSE from you to date!

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  3. @Jayanth, Thank you very much! I really appreciate you taking time out to read my posts regularly! You know, your comments are my 'Red Bull'!

    @Debajyoti, You ask what happened? I got married and moved away! Most of the plants were given away, some wilted and some lived to die a natural death. Now, I live in an apartment, where I have a tiny balcony garden. Whenever I see them, I cannot help but slip into nostalgia!

    Regarding the blind voting, I would never do that but I don't mind getting such votes on my posts as long as the person who votes has a very likeable and readable blog so that I can return the favour without hurting my conscience! :) But please, don't vote on my tamil posts, unless you know tamil!!:D


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  4. Oh Malini, your blog post spoke to me. I am an ardent plant lover, and the love for plants got me my nick name thumbelina. i cant wait for them to bloom and radiate your home with their joy. Please post some pics when you can of the lovely roses. Cant wait for more

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    1. Glad to know that you could relate to my post Thumbelina! I'll definitely capture the first smile of the new child and post it here!

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  5. really a good one, never thought its turning out to be a flower!! :)

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    1. Hmm, that was the intention! Thanks a bunch!

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  6. A nice and heart warming post on your love for roses.

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  7. Lovely! You have made the tale of one bloom engrossing - even for a man who only has to pass by a plant for it to wilt :)

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    1. OMG! Seriously? Ha ha! Anyway, thanks for the encouraging comment!

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  8. Nice one :) I thought you were talking about a new born child, and it reminded me of the first moments with my baby (she's a year old now) :-)

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    1. Thanks Prasanna! Welcome to my blog! By the way, I have a boy, not a girl :)

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  9. Loved reading it especially at the end when u gave a twist. I have a similar attachment witha plant just below the LED tv in my drawing room.
    http://neoimaginations.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Neo! All of us have such delicate spots tucked away in our hearts and those are the things that make life worth living! Welcome to my blog!

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  10. Awesome post Malini ! I too love flowers..Early morning when I open the bed room door the fragrance from the blooming flowers is enchanting. The last para is a pleasant surprise
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    1. Thanks Ma'am! Flowers are undoubtedly the best of nature's gifts to our planet. Welcome to my blog!

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