Monday, 27 July 2015

The Wait. (Monday Moments #9)

          We are constantly waiting for something to happen. Our life is nothing but a wait. Some are waiting to catch their morning train. Some are waiting for the boring lecture to end. Some are waiting for their order at the restaurant. A few people like me are waiting for their graduation results. Some are waiting for death while some are waiting to truly live. Here's a moment that many await. The wait of falling in love.

          He was the single guy in his group. All his friends were either engaged or married while he was waiting for 'the one'. At the age of 29, he felt lonelier than he ever felt before. As he sat at the reception party of his friend's wedding, he could only see all the happy couples around him. It was like a camera roll of people destined to be together. He first glanced at the newly married couple. They couldn't stop smiling. Their love for each other was so evident as it sparkled through their eyes and touched others' hearts. His other friend and his wife were sitting at the adjacent table. They were together since college which meant that they were together for more than 10 years. Their hands were entwined as they reminisced their wedding day. He thought, "What is it about weddings? Every couple is happier watching the newlyweds. While the 'forever alone' category of people feel empty." He suddenly remembered all those times when he felt this way. He felt it while watching 'Titanic'. He felt it while reading 'A Walk to Remember'. He felt it strongly on Valentine's Day. It never went away. As he sat there, all alone, he was still hoping that someone will come along. He was still waiting for his soul mate. At that moment, he was just waiting. Waiting for a miracle. Waiting for his special someone. Waiting for his life to start with that person he hadn't yet met. He felt helplessly lonely, but he believed that he will fall in love someday. It will be just like he had dreamed, if not better. At that moment, he knew that this waiting was sad, but he knew he will cherish it someday. At that moment, he felt like this waiting would leave him alone all of his life. But, somehow he also knew that when the wait would be over, he would have found 'the one'.

(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)


  1. Very cool! Is this a book? Or one you are working on? Sounds intriguing!

    1. Thank you so much. I just write about various moments in this blog series.

  2. I love this. I definitely have felt like this at moments in my life. xx

  3. I think that's the beauty in the wait. I remember knowing that I would find "the one" and praying for him on the cold lonely nights. Even though I'm not religious those prayers really got me through. Great post as usual Aishwarya!

  4. Sometimes the wait is so hard! But so worth it. Great piece.

  5. When I enter Desire's gate
    I shall want and I shall wait

  6. You should enter some competitions you write so poetically and eloquently and are evidently passionate about writing.

  7. Yes, it does seem like we are all waiting for the next big thing...


  8. Waiting can be so hard, but in the end, it's always been worth it.


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