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Sunday, August 3, 2014

213. Apology

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“You owe me an apology”, she demanded.
“I am really sorry,” he said controlling his tears.
“I did not ask for “sorry”, I want an apology,” she was stubborn.
“I apologize”, he said in a low voice.

“You too owe me an apology”, she turned to the silent woman and demanded in the same tone.
“I apologize”, she said in a low and tearful voice.

There was pin-drop silence.
The child moved away, very slowly, without looking back.

“So, coming back to the custody of your only daughter….” the lawyer continued.

They knew they would be apologetic all their life.

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17 comments:

  1. Wow.......you said so much in so few words.....I have also read your Marathi Blog & I must say you are a master of words. and then your Big Reading list....how do you find time to read so much ?
    Being a father to twin toddlers I can understand that custody of children must always be apologetic to any parents.
    ATB for BAT

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    1. Thanks Pavil for this appreciation.
      Ah! And about my reading list - lately I have missed more of them; I plan to streamline reading again! The secret is: I don't haveTV !

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  2. Wow....This is such a strong post. Simply beautiful. So much of a message in just a handful of words ! It stirs the emotional chords... Kudos over this piece !

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    1. Sreeja, I am glad that you liked this post. Thanks.

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  3. Shorf, crisp and very powerful. Great take on the prompt.
    ATB for BAT :-)

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  4. I appreciate how meaningful messages you gave with so few words

    Letter Of Apology

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    1. Thanks cifar shayar for your appreciation and encouragement.

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  5. It is always true that when parents separate, it is the child who suffers. And you conveyed that in a few words... All the best...

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    1. Thanks Nimi for your encouraging words.

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  6. So much said in very few words. Awesome...Keep writing for BAT!!!

    Someone is Special

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  7. u bet, that is one apology that will haunt them for the rest of their lives!

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  8. Wow! That was a crisp and touching tale :)

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  9. I guess kids these days will have the courage to do something like this!

    Raises so many questions on human morality... This post sent me spiralling in thought whirlpool. Thanks for sharing.

    Peace, and cheers,
    Shri.

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    1. Yes, fortunately some kids can express themselves in such manner, but many still don't!

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