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SATURDAY 100 WORDS: In Pursuit of Happiness

‘How can you do that, Dad?’ Sheetal and Tina were aghast and furious.

Both daughters shouted, “What will people say?!

The 70-year-old gently spoke, “Beta, I am old and found a companion in Tara who respect me for who I am. We don’t want to live alone during the rest of our lives.

Tina yelled towards her sister , “I don’t understand what the fuck is wrong with this buddha.”

The father stood still, “I am sad that both of you cannot understand how loneliness can kill. You are invited for the wedding on Sunday.” He walked away from the house.



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Work-in-progress, seeker and bundle of contradictions. Stubborn and Refusal to grow up and constantly in search of myself, I blurt it out on my space. Drop in and share some love. Indian by choice.

28 thoughts on “SATURDAY 100 WORDS: In Pursuit of Happiness

    1. I believe that everybody has the right to happiness. It’s sad that prejudices deter us from preventing happiness to a parent or someone in the old age. The problem is our attitude, I believe. Thanks for commenting.

  1. Loneliness can indeed kill…
    Children these days are so self-engrossed that they dont find time for their aging parents…

    A poignant point put across…
    Loved it

    1. Thanks so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. I believe that love and pursuit of happiness between parents and children should be two way traffic. U right no matter how busy we are, we need to find time for our parents:)

  2. Everyone has the right to find happiness, even parents. Often the thought of our parents with someone else is a hard pill to take but it is their lives and they have the right to live it.

  3. Nice take Vishal. Marrying at an old age is considered a taboo by many. I feel one has the right to get married even if they are old. It’s a personal choice and it’s more about companionship when one is old.

    1. Thank you, Diana. This is one topic I always feel strongly about and read how in Mumbai, some kids were upset with their father’ decision to marry. People re-marry for companionship and we should respect their choice. It also hold true for differences in a couple’s age who get married. Unfortunately, we use terms such as cougar or sugar daddy. Of course, the choice is personal.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  4. Loved it Vishal!!
    I so wish that folks understand how important it is to be happy in life.
    I just wish that this man finds happiness and love for the rest of his life.

  5. Isn’t it sad that we are always concerned with what people will say. Yes, loneliness can kill and it’s a slow and sad death. I’ve watched it happen first hand. Nice story.

    1. It’s so true, Shilpa:) I mean we never make an effort to understand what the person goes through and how we are ever ready to jump the gun. Thanks for the comment on my space. I feel so blessed:::)

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