Thursday, November 03, 2005

His better half's monologue..


"All of us love listening to stories, don't we? Well, I have one to offer you too, the story of my own life, the one that I lead with this man, who the world calls my husband.."

"You know what am thinking right now? Why (the hell) do we get married?"

"No, no..now don't start on devising those sermons to be delivered to me.."

"I know why we get married..to fight and blow our tops!!"

"Before you dismiss me as one of those cynical sounding feminist with anti-men ideas, I will give you an instance..Why one, I will give you many.."

"It is one of those rare nights. We are watching a fabulous late night movie with mugs of coffee in our hands. It is pouring like crazy outside and my dear hubby could think of nothing but his car outside.."

"Oh my poor car, my poor car," he goes on and on..

"Finally I get bugged and I say, "Oh God, now go hug your poor car and sleep..""

"And you know, what all we fight for? Which channel to watch, which restaurant to eat at, whose party to attend - his colleague's promotion party or my friend's daughter's birthday party..Oh yes, we also fight on who has to wake up early and cook!!"

"Ok, let me tell you about another day. We are inside the car, waiting at a signal when I can see his eyes effortlessly following a group of five college girls, laughing and giggling. There is a smile that I see unconsciously spreading on his face. But Sir checks himself soon enough, for he knows my eyes are following him as well.."

"And then he immediately has to clear his throat, and say.."

"Now, now, dear, won't it be lovely to have girls, er.., daughters like them, so pretty beautiful and adorable.."

"and he has to crane his neck and look at them, till they disappear round the bend, till I shake him up and say, the signal is green.."

"Daughters, it seems..Sheesh!!"

"God, what do I do with him? The morning following that late night movie, I wake up to see his eyes fixed on me anxiously.."

"Well?" I raise my eyebrows in surprise.

"You know what honey..You look like a beautiful child when you sleep.."

""Amit.." I burst out, finding it hard to supress my giggles, "You just can't get this.." and I go into fits of laughter, holding my tummy."

"And then I see him looking mournful and confused like a kid.."

"Amit, what is it?"

"Suddenly he kneels down by the side of my cot, takes my hand and slips a beautiful ring into my finger.."

"Sweetie, may be there are a thousand stars in the sky, but you are the brightest.." he pauses, "but don't mind the rest.." "

"and there, right there, he gives a wide grin, while I chase him out of the room with his loud cries of "Happy Anniversary baby.." filling the entire house.."

"But you know, I should tell you..Sometimes, I find him so cute, especially when he falls asleep on my lap when I go on and on with my day's stories.."

"Love sometimes shows up most in the most trivial of acts. Like.."

"Like when he massages my feet when I cry out in pain and when he hands over those tissue papers, seeing me weep over spicy food.."

"I am talking too much about him today..All this rambling means that I am going to miss him..:(..he is going on a two week official tour..:("

"Sumi, I think I would need another bag..Where are you? Why don't you come here..Sumi!!"

"There, can you hear him??"

"Coming coming.."

"See, see tension is mounting..I need to rush now.."

"Sumanaaaaaaa..."

"Coming..oh Godddddddddddd..!"

37 comments:

biju said...

:-)

ok that's the second time I am doing a first comment. I am not really that jobless u know.

Krish said...

Nice one...experience?:P

Anonymous said...

Very Romantic

Kavya

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

cool one:), self exp?

Vijay said...

Impressive blog you have :)

Give it a thought -
http://sufferingsocrates.blogspot.com/2005/11/enough-is-enough.html

யாத்திரீகன் said...

aaaah !!!!
now thatz what we call "யாம் பெற்ற இன்பம் இவ்வையகம் பெறுக" ;-)

psst..psst... its a surcastic comment just like which we used to do, when we get to have the first taste of the self cooked food :D

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செந்தில்/Senthil

Vinesh said...

Wow, what prompted you to write this.. Sudden loves mood?? "=)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Biju, you are smiling again!! :O..Btw, you needn't feel this guilty about leaving the first comment!:p..

Krish, thanks!! Yeah, very much my own experience..;)..:p..

Kavya..thanks! :)

Vijay Ramamurthi, Thank you! Yeah, in a way, it is experience, but not from my life! :)

Senthil, what are you exactly telling me? :O

Vinesh, ok, let me give you the real reason..I had watched an english play here couple of weeks ago..the idea of a wife's monologue was inspired from that!

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Vijay, oops am sorry, I missed your comment in between..Thanks for writing in here..

Manoj said...

That's way cute

யாத்திரீகன் said...

illa, when we try something and get frustrated with it, we used to praise it like anything, so that would make sure everyone tries it out of curiosity ;-)

this one looked like that :-))))

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செந்தில்/Senthil

Vani Viswanathan said...

you watched an english play? adellam solla matiya?
hehe, i'm commenting on something else!
but you and your names....think of some nicer names :P i'm so bored of munni and amit and other such stuff! ;)
oh yes, lemme say this, nice post! :D
(i'm in a nice mood!)

Prabu Karthik said...

in your blog after some time.
very nice one indeed.

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Manoj..:)

Senthil..too much research you have done on the post, which I had least intended when I wrote..!! :))

Hey vans, yeah, I have been upto watching quite a few english plays..Theater is such a wonderful thing, seriously!! Oh btw, thanks! am glad you found the post nice, ma'am!

Prabu Karthik, thanks for dropping by. And thank you for your comment!

Nyscha said...

hey!this ones touching in a sweet way...:-) cute!

Amrita said...

well anu, i am back, ur same old amrita, commenting from her home. that was a really cute post-visualising future ahem!! i can see the entire set of new bloggers on your blog, cool, i guess i and vani are the only ones who are old here.

Manoj said...

Bu where's my poem? I want one. :((

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hey Nyscha, thank you...glad u found this cute! :)

Amrita, hi! Hope u r havin a great time at home! :) and good to see you leaving a comment, after a long time!!

Manoj, you should be writing 'your' poem..Not me! :p..But honestly, really not in a mood for poems now! There is still a lot that I need to learn about writing poems..shall put up one as soon as I feel comfortable with it! :)

Sriram C S said...

So girlishly sweet. And one thing, "Ok, let me tell you about another day. We are inside the car, waiting at a signal when I can see his eyes effortlessly following a group of five college girls, laughing and giggling. There is a smile that I see unconsciously spreading on his face. But Sir checks himself soon enough, for he knows my eyes are following him as well.."

"And then he immediately has to clear his throat, and say.."

"Now, now, dear, won't it be lovely to have girls, er.., daughters like them, so pretty beautiful and adorable.."

"and he has to crane his neck and look at them, till they disappear round the bend, till I shake him up and say, the signal is green.."

"Daughters, it seems..Sheesh!!"
We guys honestly ogle at college girls because we think it would be lovely to have daughters like adorable college girls. Honestly, I swear!!

DD said...

Hey, beautiful...:) So, personal experience spiced with fantasy! hmm... I see!! I agree with Vani, try different names, next time!!

S m i t h a said...

very cute. i didnt know you were married :P :P
and yeah, readers are very demanding when it comes to names of character, as me found out.. they expect creativity in that too(give me a break!) since then me stopped naming (beat that story belittling uppity of creative epitome :P)

Eroteme said...

It is so much fun being married, isn't it? Well, I wouldn't know!
;-p
I enjoyed reading this...

Anupama Viswanathan said...

dd, thank you! :) shall definitely make a better effort with the names, next time..Ok??

Sriram,
--So girlishly sweet--
That was a nice phrase..I liked it! :)..So, while you are busy swearing at the reason behind you guys looking at girls, I am making all attempts to believe what you have to say!! :p..

S m i t h a,
Thanks for your comment! You didn't know I was married?? That is so surprising!! ;))..anyway, now you know, don't you??:p..

And about the name thing, I guess it's just a question of how the reader picturises a character from a description..while I would feel 'Amit' fits my character, Vani would think some other name would sound just fine..Makes sense?? :p

Eroteme,
--It is so much fun being married, isn't it? Well, I wouldn't know!--

I wouldn't know too! It's just a belief (and a very strong one that I have) that with a sweet guy like this around, it could be fun! And am not dishing that statement out from a romantic fiction! :))

hellboy said...

Good one there. Now, I got to let you in on a little secret about men (only one of very few we men have). We love our vehicles more than any of our other possessions. To be more precise most men consider only their wives, children, parents and best friend as more important than their ride :-)

His worries about the car in rain is totally justified and you actually should be comforting him than complaining :-)

MrGonSings said...

Hello ANU!!!
:)
Very good piece... It's amazing how you can go through so many different approaches to writing and always come up with such enjoyable posts... Quite a talented girl - but you sure know that by now, don't ya? ;)
Just for info sake, being a man, I couldn't care less for cars (guess I'm just weird)

Vani Viswanathan said...

smitha,
c'mon man....if people can churn out such good stories, obviously you expect them to come up with some different names (well, at least not the rahul-rohit-rohan-pooja types....and yes, amit does fall under the category!) :P

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hellboy,
Thank you for your comment..So, what I understood of guys does seem right!!
--His worries about the car in rain is totally justified and you actually should be comforting him than complaining :-)--
Well, I wish I could talk to the characters I created! :)

Mrgonsings, glad you liked this! And thanks for your sweet comment..So, you are also one of those car lovers?? :O

Vani, stop fighting with S m i t h a on by blog!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

It was a good time pass.

loverBoy said...

:)

Just loved the post.

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Anon, glad this post helped you pass your time..could have been even better, if you had left your name..:)

loverboy..thank you! glad you liked the post..

Siva said...

One amazing post!

Anupama Viswanathan said...

siva, seeing u around for the first time..thank you for your comment! :)

unknown said...

kinda....kewl..luring and making me to think abt my marriage...

geodexter said...

one thing that's really perplexing about women is the speed at which you switch moods. I find you friend, scornful bout ur wedded life, then at the end u end up praising ur husband..!

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Ammu, glad you found it kewl! :)

geodexter, as much as you find it tough to understand women, it's equally tough for women to understand men as well..this is a debate that will never end, to my knowledge! And just FYI, I ain't talking about my wedded life and my husband - this is a piece of fiction!!

Rams said...

Cool... That's a wonderful piece of writing :)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hi Mr.raman sabde, thanks for dropping by..glad you found the piece good! :)