You know not all stories of your life. You're lied to more often than you know. What happens to you is governed mostly by strangers. Some of these strangers are absolute strangers. Their whims that precipitate consequences in your life can still be justified because, at least they were impersonal.

But there is another kind of stranger. The one you knew all the way. The one you thought you knew all the way. Only you didn't.

The stranger who stood a skin's breadth from your heart and cheated on you.

The stranger who didn't deserve to be a part of your life. Only he was. He wrote your destiny, cutting across the lines on your palm. Rewriting your life, turning it tipsy. Breaking your heart irreversibly.

And be ashamed, you let him. Given another chance, you will let him do it again. Bitch.


The Sage said...

cheating is an inescapable reality... so why run away from it? yes, it hurts, but then so does love... so no point letting yourself fall in love and then complaining about the hurt...

time to grow up. flo... :P

Koo said...

Oh god, I love this post so much! I can feel your pain, and mine, in it.

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

But who, alas! can love, and then be wise?
Not that remorse did not oppose temptation;
A little still she strove, and much repented,
And whispering ‘‘I will ne’er consent’’—
Don Juan canto 1, st. 117

Such is the frail heart, will fall for words, again, and again, loop.

Blasphemous Aesthete

wildflower said...

Yeah yeah, I know all that by heart Rishi..!! Been told so many times :P

I feel for you Koo..

And loop. Yeah right BA. Life runs in circles.