Standing on her crossroads
What do you do when you discover that the girl you loved has turned into a woman?
It was simple for me — fall in love with her all over again.
In her tears I see the joy that surrounds the birth of a child. In her confusion I realize the slow hesitant awakening of the morning glory. In the pain of her reluctant steps forward I feel her nostalgia for the path that lies behind her. In the pristine impatience of her steps forward I see the glory that lies ahead of her.
The journey is meant for her and for her alone. She is the only one who walks so gracefully on that path. What am I doing here, standing on her crossroads?
What am I doing here, standing on her crossroads?
© 2007 Ritwik Banerjee
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