100 Words on Saturday-2014-1: My Little Sister


100 WORDS

Happy New Year, folks, and hope this bright new season will add cheers and sparkle to your lives. I am writing on Write Tribe 100 Words on Saturday-2014-1 on the prompt, ‘My Little Sister’. Since it is the first edition for season 2014, how can I stay far behind? For starters, I don’t have a sister and can’t tell how I miss having one. In my imaginary world, I keep speaking to my ‘sister’ that I never had and keep scripting conversation in my dream world. Now, enough of the drama and let’s jump straight to the prompt.

This Week’s Prompt is: My Little Sister

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Dear lil’ Sister,

You are the apple of my eyes.  It is natural to dote on you as my lil’ sister in our relationship but you are a friend first. I shall let you be who you are and will never stifle your free spirit through society’s classification of how you should behave, wear or think as a woman. I shall respect you as an individual and let you be rather than view you as a daughter, sister or someone’s wife. You are an individual first and it is important for you to bloom and grow as a free-thinker with a strong persona.

Concluding Note:

I don’t have a sister and this how I want my ‘imaginary’ sister to be. I know it is very utopian in a world dominated by patriarchy and fucktards but this how I wanna my sister to grow at a time when women are born and bred in a difficult situation. It is a sad fact how women are exploited and in many families, rich or poor, the girl-child is unwanted and treated like second class citizens. It pains the heart on how women are treated as inferior. I dedicate this prompt to women whose lives are clouded and belied by old-age patriarchal traditions in obscure villages and, mind you, rich families.

With Love

V

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54 thoughts on “100 Words on Saturday-2014-1: My Little Sister

  1. I have a little sister (2 years younger than me) and she comes second to me after my kids. Or third as my kids are equal first so that takes care of second 😉

    Having a little sister was hard sometimes whilst growing up, but as we got older, and now we are both in our 40s, I would do almost anything to help and she would do the same for me.

  2. adored your real thoughts for a sister and how she should be living and growing up. Your feelings always reflect in your words,Vishal. Iam glad to read this.

  3. That’s a lovely message to any woman…and I especially liked the bit about respecting her as an individual. 🙂 Nice post…shame you didn’t get the chance to experience this for real…sounds like you would have a made a good older brother. 🙂

    • Thanks a ton, Psych Blabber..I mean it’s so true and the very fact of being called sister, mom, wife or daughter and expect her to fulfill patriarchal duties is so conservative.

  4. Now thats a brother anyone would love to have… I cant agree more with you on the point of being a free spirit..I have always felt that a family is not to make boundaries but a shield… You go wherever you want and we will be there with you kinds!

    • Thanks a ton, Shiva. Unfortunately, many families create such boundaries and I’ve seen it among many of my close relatives. That’s why I have decided to break-free to grow as a person:) It’s a sad fact when they think they own you.

  5. I dont have a real sister but I have got so many now… thanks to the blogging world I barely missing one of my own now. They all remind me how it feels to be a Dee 😀

    • Me too..I miss having a sister but been fortunate to have not one but three Raakhi sisters. Unfortunately, I’m not really in touch with two of them and my wishes always with them:)

  6. I too do not have a sister ,Vishal , but do not miss having one as I considered some of them who entered in my life as friends , colleagues etc to share the space. nice to read your post.

    • Thanks a zillion, Shilpa and feel humbled:) I wish all women view themselves as an individual first rather than let them be defined by society’s standards, though it’s tough in the face of religious conservative stupidity.

    • hey, Loco mente thanks a ton. You know the best thing about Write Tribe and other such challenges is how we can use our blog as a medium to not only voice our opinion but pitch for change, raise awareness on issues and contribute towards social change. How I wish many of us would do change our attitudes and I’m dead against patriarchy.

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