An Unsaid Promise.

The problem is, words cannot capture the beauty of an unsaid promise, in its entirety. They say, we love someone because we see in them a promise of perennial happyness. And all prowess fails to encapsulate the beauty of that promise.

A 'happily ever after' might not exist for real, but it's the hope of that which drives the most of us.

Sometimes terse conveys better than verbose. And sometimes silence conveys it best.

But just in case silence rips my heart open, let me try to capture a few of those emotions before they run for cover.

The problem is when an unsaid promise is broken, there's no one you can sue.  You have no proof, sometimes you doubt your own intelligence for having been exploited by wishful illusion a bit too much. Were those promises ever even hinted? Or did you assume them, at your own risk?

You know there's absolutely no point, looking back and sobbing, but there's nothing else easier to indulge in than that. Or more emotionally affordable.

And sometimes even the promise itself isn't clear enough. You cannot draw a line between what was intended and what was not. So when it's broken, you have no idea what exactly was taken away from you. What a torture. Almost all escapes go hazy.

An unsaid promise when broken, breaks your heart. May god in the heavens, bless those broken and hasten their recovery if possible, lest numb them etc.

Terse as I said, Period.








17 comments:

Titash said...

I liked the idea behind this post.

Was the spelling of happyness intentional? Impressive - Verb not Noun!

Also, if we were to delude ourselves with unsaid promises, we might end up classifying them as unmeant unsaid promises!

The Sage said...

language, like all other human inventions, is imperfect and hence inadequate to express in its entirety any idea, feeling, or image...

Rajita said...

"When you sleep with someone, even if your words dont make a promise, your body does!" .. Reminded of these lines from a movie called "Vanilla Sky"

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Alas, some unspoken promises are lived by till the last breath, while some, which were expected to be kept were never made.
And true, whom to blame when they are broken when they were never made in the first place.
Nice read.

Blasphemous Aesthete

academically impaired said...

why , pray why??

wildflower said...

That was absolutely intentional Titash.. I widen the margin of error quite a lot!

Very well said Rishi, no wonder I never could have thought of that :|

That's a very arousing thought Rajita..very true. When you sleep with someone, your bodies do the talking!

wildflower said...

Isn't it pathetic and antithetically beautiful in the same breath, living your life by a promise that was never made in the first place..

And what Lucky what! :O :D

Anonymous said...

wat an eyesore yr blog is now ...
would appreciate if u change the template n make it easy for the reader.

wildflower said...

Thanks for your sustained interest, but I am afraid nothing much can be done.

Ila Mishra said...

Awsome template...
brilliant :)

academically impaired said...

why did u've 2 mess up with the template, it looks so unlike wildflower

wildflower said...

Lo, Anonymous we have the font size increased, if that's any relief :)

And Thanks Ila.. :D template changing skills stolen from you!!

Lucky! That I have no brand identity stands proved now. Nevertheless thank you for making me aware that something 'like wildflower' too exists.

Ila Mishra said...

beautiful post:)

wildflower said...

Something is so beautifully wrong! I love to see you commenting :)

Anonymous said...

dunno whom u had in mind while writing dis .... but such thoughts are generally untold, not shared quite often....yet the girl next door is struck in such a fix some time or the other....yet another wonderful attempt in bringing that out :)

wildflower said...

I had me in mind while writing this, I am the girl next door, the one you fail to notice!

Anonymous said...

I was searching for the correct english expression for this concept (As I'm spanish, not english) to tell it to someone who asked me something that if I did, would've broken an unsaid promise with my fiancé.

What should I say apart that, I haven't done it and won't.