Expectation And Realisation
Woman's Era|July 2021
Expectation and realisation.
Jyoti Galada

She got busy in her daily routine. While saying her morning prayers she remembered her late husband. Every year her husband would sing her birthday song with a bunch of roses and a smile on his face the moment she woke up in the morning.

Being a middle class guy with a simple accountant’s job it was difficult for him to buy an expensive gift for her on her birthday. He started saving little every month every year to buy Prema a nice birthday gift.

It was her special day. Prema turned 65 years old today. She was excited since the moment she woke up because she hoped that today she would get to see her only son and grandchildren. Her son had recently shifted to another house on rent in the same city to avoid clashes between Prema and his wife. Prema was a widow. She lost her husband two years back to heart attack. As soon as she woke up on her birthday the first thing she did was to check her mobile phone for any messages. Actually she had expected her son to wish her birthday at 12 midnight but shrugged her own thought thinking it to be too childish. There was no message in her mobile phone. She felt disappointed.

She got busy in her daily routine. While saying her morning prayers she remembered her late husband. Every year her husband would sing her birthday song with a bunch of roses and a smile on his face the moment she woke up in the morning. But Prema was never happy with flowers. She wanted him to be more romantic and buy her some expensive gift. She never saw the feelings behind the flowers and birthday song from her husband. After a few years of marriage she started grumbling about the same to her husband.

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