Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A girl I know...

There's this girl I know. Nothing really swell about her. But... she's the kind of girl who's got the sun in her eye when she laughs. Even on a rainy day.
Especially on a rainy day. Those kinds, they're hard to come by.

She knew all my friends, not that there were too many too. And she'd listen to them all, even when they didn't have anything to say. Those kind of girls, I tell you, they're hard to come by.

She had a mole in the shape of a butterfly. Now, it never looked like a butterfly to me. But she said it was, the wingless kind. She knew most things and I agreed. I agree to most things she says. The part where I disagreed, we never stumbled on anything like that until later. Later than too late.

Those kinds, they're hard to come by. The ones you fall in love with and don’t realize until lost.

And fools like us, everyone is.

She fell in love.
And I died.
And we refused to die again.

27 Comments:

Anonymous Neha said...

:)

12:19 AM  
Anonymous prv said...

"mole in the shape of a wingless butterfly" too good...

1:55 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Neha: You know, I seem to have really strong a connection with IIT Kharagpur! :)

Prv: Ty! :)

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Neha said...

i know. and whats interesting is that most of them are/were architecture students at kharagpur.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Ty Pheng said...

And you've known this girl since she was born.
Just let her fall in love again if you love her.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Lazith Aziz said...

onnum manasilaayilla....heheeh

1:52 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Neha: I always was a fan of Howard Roark! :)

Ty: :) You know her too...

Lazith: Hehe. Pote saramilla.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Ty Pheng said...

Yes, She's hard to come by :)

9:16 AM  
Blogger BaKfIrE said...

"The ones you fall in love with and don’t realize until lost.
" i thought i was the only one...
But tell u what IIT B is better than Kharagpur ...for whatever that was for....reason: u guessed it right!

11:15 AM  
Blogger arvindiyer said...

There is this girl I knew... we shared something special, it was nice talkin to her, It was nice hearing from her, it was great meeting her.. and then now she is hard to come by:)
Amazing post (as always). You are making a habit out of this.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Meena Venkataraman said...

Nice!.. Always like your endings!

4:12 AM  
Blogger SilenceKilled said...

"The part where I disagreed, we never stumbled on anything like that until later. Later than too late."

Good!

4:45 AM  
Blogger kriti said...

curious... where do you get the photos?

2:25 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

"She fell in love.
And I died.
And we refused to die again"

Love is in effect death itself...

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know her too, don't i? now, do i need to deal with 2 halves? :)
Suj

5:07 AM  
Blogger Sudarshan. A. G. said...

They're really hard to come by


Did I hear something about kgp?

3:09 AM  
Blogger Sri said...

Well written!Hope you would have experienced it to relate so close to your heart!Gr8 loss!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Poornima,

My name is Vivek and I came across your blog through a friend's recommendation. I have recently released a book, a collection of 23 short stories called "To catch a smile". Currently it is selling online at Indiaplaza and publicity is mostly word by mouth (Though have had couple of articles in newspapers and web-magazines covering the book).

Would you be interested in reviewing my book at your blog? let me know and I could provide you a copy. Below am providing some links which can help you know a bit more about the book and me.

book website: www.tocatchasmile.com
my blog: www.dreamlimited.blogspot.com

article on the book: http://www.itgo.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6398&sectionid=1&secid=6&Itemid=1
http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200805/1211903159.html
available at:
http://www.indiaplaza.in/books/all/9788190585811/all/To-Catch-A-Smile.htm

Brief about me: I did my mba from iima in 2005 and am currently based in Gurgaon. My mail id is vivglobal@gmail.com

Looking forward to your response.

Regards,
Vivek

6:12 AM  
Blogger Pratz said...

nice

8:44 AM  
OpenID arunverma said...

beautiful. as always.

2:31 AM  
Blogger hopscotch said...

"And we refused to die again." - I love the last line...
Beautiful post...

12:34 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Came here for a new one!
'A girl I know' is lost...do come again this way :)

Dunno how you like it, but have a new sone here:
http://devika-jyothi.blogspot.com/

The others alo have new stuff..

9:00 PM  
Blogger one among the crowd said...

hi,

those kinds, they're hard..... and.... hard to come by....so the hiatus is under the scanner

12:37 AM  
Anonymous fanatika said...

You just described me..hehe. :D
Lovely blog. Considered penning a book? You could draft your work here as one. :)

7:42 AM  
Blogger Mukta said...

just happened to come across your blog! and i just have to say this...it is awesome, fantastic and very very direct!
like it :)

3:29 AM  
Blogger Winnie the poohi said...

I loved the story but ending leaves me unsatisfied.. but then most short stories do that to me! I am blog rolling you :)

2:25 PM  
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11:45 PM  

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