She is standing alone on that isolated beach.
The breeze is carrying memories of a time gone by...the waves whispering a story of their
He had said time would heal everything..she had smiled.
He had promised that they would move on and someday in the future, laugh at the unfortunate course of events their story had unfolded..
She had asked if he really thought that could happen..
He hadn't answered..
"dont say goodbye..its a long life and a small world" he had said.
"the world is big enough to throw two people so apart that they never cross paths again" she had said.
She hadn't gone to see him off..for fear that the world would see her cry, and somewhere deep inside, both of them did not want to think of it as the end.
That was the moment which got etched in her heart--every single detail as if carved on stone, which the heart had chosen to be.
3 years and she had received his wedding card..and life had been more or less, an indifferent blur ever since.
6 years and she still visits this place sometimes, just to wonder of what 'could' have been..just to hold those intact remnants of that perfect memory which still lies scattered like pieces of an 'unattempted' jigsaw.
The cool water sweeps over her feet, bringing her back to the present..and as she turns towards the shore, she realises that this time the waves have swept her further than expected, to a memory that time had apparently forgotten but life had not.
"Happy birthday" she whispers to herself, even before the clock strikes 12.
...and time stands fuming at her, realising that it has been cheated yet again--even today, she still ironically remains, the first one to wish him!!