relationships of convenience

“Does he venture to the craft of words, any art?”

“They’re masters of another art. He has different stories for different places including home. It helps them honestly exploit and abuse all relationships to an extent, including spouse.”

“Not being honest or loyal is nothing new. Did he tell her about cancer?”

In the balmy weather a few dancers were practicing. We passed the huddle of students.

“I don’t know but if he does, they will manage it. They have mastered the art…er..I think he still frequently makes calls to Toni’s wife. “

” The one who was showing a large nose ring like the Tawaif in Pakeeza? Oh, regularly. But he has more with similar taste…you see.”

“Yeah. She was raving about her discotheque exploits. I saw their dance videos etc. Not to my taste. I watched other videos instead of naval gazing.

“I have learned that the sanctity of my relationships lies in my relationship with me. If it’s like a lion, my interaction with each person in the world I meet will be decent and respectful. A relationship can always defend itself and become stronger with each test. In that case, you don’t go to litter hither and thither about someone else’s relationships with the world. Is there anything more disgusting to whore any relationship to impress the world? And if you’re that kind of person, you will piggyback others relationships along you. “

“They don’t have such relationships. Their dramas are a cover for abuse. You will always have the inkling that something is not right. After all, where do such despicable acts appear from? If you can’t respect what is sacred for the person, you have no capacity for love. It isn’t difficult to laugh at or show blatant disrespect for what or whom the other person is talking to or doing. Is that a relationship? Can you imagine how deep is the shit?”

Suddenly, Lily heard a commotion and some vague intonation approaching us.

“Suffer in silence. It’s convenient to us. We use you as per our convenience”

“Accept the abuse. It’s convenient to us.”

“Go back. Accept it and remain silent. It’s convenient to us.”

“We are not putting up with your humiliation but relishing it. It’s convenient to us.”

“We will dump more on you that’s how we manage our relationships. It’s convenient to us.”

” We did witness saas-bahu fights but it’s you we choose to litter about. It’s about convenience.

And what we choose to tolerate…is convenient to us.

” Even if we are never for you, using you as we desire is convenient to us.”

“Accept our abuse and dump where we want, it’s convenient to us.”

“Remember what matters — our convenience. Your life? Using it must be convenient to us”

Lily swivelled around and said, “I heard a family.”


Published by Smita Ray

Smita Ray is the mother of two lovely kids and hails from northeastern India. Her perpetual displeasure arising from the hypocrisy in the society underneath the semblance of religion, culture as well as the conditioning for compliance urged her to put down the impressions in her mind. In her spare time, she likes to have some culinary adventures along with her kids trying new recipes or crafting.

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