Dreams – Festival of Words – Day 7

Started from Memories – Festival of Words – Day 1
Contd from Here

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  
                                                                                                                           ~~  Jackson Brown Jr.

Aalamma couldn't help smiling at the bewildered expression on Nathan's face as she walked back to her room! But she knew, he would never believe her staggering-than-fiction story.....

How could she tell him that she was the one who had set off the the singing recitals in the cafe down the road or even the fact that she called this home stay her home a few decades ago! Would he empathize that the "pent house" he discouraged her from taking is where all her happy childhood memories with Nanny were preserved till date and that she would have paid any ridiculous amount for that  ancient copy of "Pride and Prejudice" cause the cover page carried here dearest Dada's writing.....

It was a winter afternoon like this that she moved far far away from her dearest Niligiris to Panchgani with dreams for her unborn little girl. Sigh! her little girl who has now flown away from cocoon to find her own space n this big big world..........

Today its forty four year since Aalina became Aalama to fulfill the dreams she had dreamt for herself and her little one........

Linking this to  Dreams – Festival of Words – Day 7

And thus we come to the end of story and the WT Festival of Words - what a journey its been!


  1. Oh! How did you come up with this!!! Its brilliant :)

  2. Hey didn't see that coming. What a wonderful end to the story. Keep writing.

  3. Brilliant Meena! Such a perfect ending :)

  4. I have gooseflesh.. it was such a smooth and heartening story.. Meena I am very impressed.. please do create a pdf out of it :-)


  5. Fantastic story! Way to go, Meena! :)

  6. Such a gripping story and a lovely piece of writing. I cannot believe this is the same Meena whose blogs were ridden with SMS type abbreviations that constantly irritated me ( those good old days in 2007- 08). Your writing has matured so well over the years. Keep at it. I think you have found your calling.

  7. Perfectly beautiful:)

  8. Loved the series and the way you presented it, beautiful!