Saturday, December 4, 2021

Daria


 Lost in her thoughts, she sat by the trees. Daria looked up to see a beautiful rainbow lining the horizon . A sigh escaped her tired being. She had finished closing the coffee shop. Her means to her survival . A family business run by her . All her cousins and siblings had flown the nest. Her day started at the crack of dawn. She loved to indulge in the quiet moments . Bask in the solitude . Her mother did not keep too well. She was still sharp though. She read and wrote a bit . She helped her a little in the house . Somedays even to wake up and sit was a challenge for her weak being . 

Daria’s day after 10 ended in a blur . She whizzed through the day . Taking care of each minute detail. Came home around midnight. Just loved to sink into the softness of her bed. Sunday was one day, when she got help and took the entire day off . Saturday night she met her friends . Some nights just sat by the mountains and indulging in her writing . 

She loved those stolen moments . She had lost her father at a tender age . The responsibilities came and lanes on her young shoulders . It still did! Now she was more resilient. 

This year specially she looked forward to Christmas πŸŽ„. Her cousin was getting married at Marrakech . Her grandfather’s mansion . It was the perfect time of the year.The festivity called to all. All her cousins were gathering . After years they were all going to be together. A perfect family reunion . 

Daria was going to meet her designer and order some outfits . It had been long since she had bothered to even order some clothes . 

She smiled to herself and wondered “ Would this Christmas be any different “?

She was excited to be in Marrakech again. She loved her grandad . Enjoyed being treated favourably . She could switch off from work and responsibilities for awhile . Enjoy the vacation  and attention .

Not that she didn’t get the attention here. Here it was work, work and more work . There it was only rest. 

She had already started counting the days

Just then she heard someone calling out to her.

Time to get back to reality.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What an amazing beginning...Daria's character is very relatable to all the working women...how they get busy in keeping everything perfect but longing for small vacations and gatherings and ofcourse quite moments! It is so perfectly penned down that I got lost into it and when someone called Daria and she came back to reality.. i felt the sameπŸ˜„πŸ˜… Great jobπŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½

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