Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Varieties of Hues and a Rainbow

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO CEEDYS TAG OF ASKING ME TO WRITE A TAG OF A SHORT STORY ON COLOURS

Kaushik knew he had hit the purple patch of his life.He had been offered the receptionist job in a prestigious multi divisional organisation.Manimeghalai alias Megha,his colleague, was soon his best friend turned into his fiancee and finally his wife .

A happy life they were leading,Megha explaining the various hues of life so beautifully that even the colours of anger ,jealousy soon became colours to be appreciated.She used to joke what was life without a bit of jealousy or anger.Afterall they were like pickles in a multi course meal without which even the best of food would be insipid

Kaushik could visualise each of them and together they used to laugh about the colours.Even though Pink & Gray were her favourite colours and his Blue & Brown,they realised that their favourites were shifting constantly like the Dancing dunes Of Jaisalmer.Perhaps, that was the moods of life, getting depicted.

One day as Kaushik sat beside her & held her hands he knew soon her vibrant Rainbow VIBGYOR colours would merge as a white light and she would be gone.He also knew she faced it all with a smile and her only worry was leaving him to lead a life of his own.Her whispering words were the last he heard and she was gone in a moment.

13 years later, on this 13th day of September,Kaushik sat wondering as to why Megha never told him about the colour of life he would be leading in his life,without her.

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58 comments:

venus66 said...

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate that.

Preethi said...

Very interesting.. I loved the way the vibgyor disappears into the white!!

Prats said...

Wow!!! A very profound story here with such few words. Loved the rainbow depiction.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

-@venus66
Welcome venus66
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Welcome & thanks Preethi
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
its a long long time ,you are here
Thanks !Yes profound is the word

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ceedy said...

Beautifully vowen in so few words conceptually depicting a rainbow that also last only for a few minutes....


Thank you - was this you first tag :)

Jira said...

I loved what u mentioned about anger...and about the clours leaving Kaushik's life with Megha's departure...
So is white is all that he has left in his life now? Did she leave peacefully (depicted by white)?

Cinderella. said...

I dont think I quite understood this !

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Yes ,ceedy ..its my first attempt at tag..i am always known for mile long posts.so wanted to keep the intensity high in few words..Donno if I succeeded in it !
Thanks for pulling me into a unique tag.This was close to my heart too
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Jira
The pure saffron is a distant dream ,perhaps . Generally as the pure white is witnessed departing ,its peaceful
thanks ma
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
Kaushik was a guy who could never understand the life for its ,goodness and badness. Megha was the person & his wife ,who gently made him realise what life was all about,depicted as various hues & colours.
One day when she leaves the God created world as a pure white light,Kaushik is left all alone and doesnt know how to lead life,then on, for his dependancy her was total

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Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

A sad but beautiful story in just so many words. . loved the part on the rainbow & a color for every mood

Great post as always :)

ceedy said...

Yes you did as I said...before you can feel the rainbow usually it disappears and so this the post resembled that feeling...it etched in the memory for it to be enjoyed for the lifetime...

and am glad to break your Tag Virginity :P....

but I assumed that this was your genre and an interesting tag so used the freepass tagged you...thank you for doing it :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Fantasies of a Lifetime

Welcome VP and thanks for the words
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Rainbow & life,so beautiful and so short lived. Both fascinatining..As I said, keeping the story short was the challenge for me.
Tag virginity ,LOL
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anits said...

Beautiful story...rainbow and the colors of our mood!! :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Thank you anits !!
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Cinderella. said...

Hmmmm....thankyou.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
welcome
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Lakshmi said...

so simple, but tragic and evocative..yes, a rainbow is shortlived ..it only reflects our moods

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Lakshmi
welcome Lakshmi ..true about Rainbow..vanishes as fast as it comes,leaving colourful memories
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Jira said...

You've been tagged

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Jira
Oh my !!
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Neeku said...

I out of all the people I tagged and they tagged... you did the full justice to it...

Very succinctly written and well written!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Neeku
Thats very nice of you Neeku ..Feel honoured
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rayshma said...

very, very interesting... loved the flow of the story...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@rayshma
Welcome & thanks rayshma ..
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Nithya N said...

impressive. i liked the metaphor ...sand dunes of jaisalmer"

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nithya N
Thanks nithya..long time here..
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Suma said...

good incorporation of the colors here...nice one...:D

does this mean we can tag you ? :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Suma
Thanks Suma..tags I am still uncomfortable,,but ..donno
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Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

hi sir,

hope you are doing fine.. seems posted after a nice break :)

shall read and comment a little later :)

Cheers!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Welcome .These days its been like that..gaps between posts..hope you are fine too
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Keshi said...
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Keshi said...

very clever write-up WOW!

even the rainbow lasts only for few mins...just like how moments, r'ships and life last only for a short time...

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Welcome..thats it..Beautiful things dont last forever and vice versa I guess !!
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Pranathi Srinivasan said...

Wow, what a heart touching concept.. probably he would ponder on those colors that he experienced with her and learn to see colors of his own even after her departure.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pranathi Srinivasan

Absolutely right !
Welcome here

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rantravereflect/ jane said...

vibgyor- i'd almost fprgotten that acronym..

loved the melting of the colors in the story into white..

13 YEARS LATER, he was thinking abt the color!
wowwwww..

loved the way it ended..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@rantravereflect/ jane
The Collage of colours taught to us in school days,is very apt in later life, in teaching one to handle the Spectrum of life !
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lukkydivz said...

could quite get the depth of the story, but read the comments and your replies to comprehend the real meaning ;)

it was amazing!

lukkydivz said...

could quite get the depth of the story, but read the comments and your replies to comprehend the real meaning ;)

it was amzing!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@lukkydivz
Welcome & thanks a lot
I am known to write long stories & this was my first attempt in keeping a long story short !Perhaps thats the reason you had to go thro my comments & replies
Anyhow Thanks again
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Cinderella. said...

Sir, would you like to come n play our game ?

Check it out at my page.

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

The rainbow metaphor with white for going away is really moving. So few words which mean so much.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
Ha Ha..You want me to play games...lol..will be there
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Akshaya Kamalnath
Thanks & welcome here..Life colours dont last too long isnt it ?
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மங்கை said...

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Good one...

//i am always known for mile long posts///
yeah...true..100%..thos one short and sweet.. try to continue this.. பெரிய மனசு பண்ணுங்க..:-).. வயசாக வயசாக பொறுமை கம்மி ஆகுது..


life is ofcourse full of colours.. soem bright and some dull.. but that if there are no dull ones..will we realise the brightness of the bright ones?.. hmm

கவுண்டமணி 'ப்ளாசபி' (Philosophy)
மாதிரி இருக்கா.:-))).. கண்டுக்காதீங்க

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@மங்கை
Vaanga..Ingeyum vayasattchu..
Vaarthaigalukku nandri,varugai thanddadukkum nandri
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rantravereflect/ jane said...

put up a new post :) waitingggg

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@rantravereflect/ jane
WISH the gears im my head mesh the way many of you churn out beautiful posts. Will try
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Keshi said...

I so agree.

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Welcome Keshi
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Aaarti said...

Woww... Beautiful ..quite a handful woven in so few words.. also enjoyed the way you depicted a rainbow .. so true.. the rainbow too lasts only for a few minutes :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aaarti
Thanks Aaarti for your nice words
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rayshma said...

been a while... all well, i hope? :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi rayshma
Yeah,hows everything with you..Hows Europe ?
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