Monday, June 04, 2012

Handle With Care...

There are some people in our life whom we should be able to put inside a brown box, fill it in with a lot of bubble wrap, tape it tightly, and then write the words, "Handle with care." Then we should put the box on the top most, most far away shelf from our reach and pray that it does not fall out, and that you should not have to open its contents again. Worse, should they be broken.

Phew! Did that mentally, feeling relieved now!

They are like the gifts you hate, that you keep away and pray there is a good occasion to re-gift. They are like the things you should have thrown out years ago but keep saving it for the unknown use they will be in the far away future. Each time you see them while you clean you are convinced that it should be thrown out but you hang on...why? I don't know. Or maybe I do know and just do not want to write it down here. I wish I could let go.

Obviously, I have been cleaning my house...sort of summer cleaning...but the above metaphor is so true for people too.

I hear the newly installed wind chime go ting ting heart feels good.

Now the kitchen cleaning should start but I am afraid of the ghosts (and metaphors) I might find inside there.



umashankar said...

I have another idea: send those packets to Iceland without a return address! I loved the last line.

Anu Russell said...

Thanks Uma Shankar...that is a good idea indeed :)

Megha Bansal said...

very well written..about a topic which is hard to write.

i need to come see your closets ;)

Bhavana said...

lol Anu!!! House cleaning also brings up stuff--memories and hard emotions of annoying people. You could also tie a big balloon to the boxes and send them up in the air...up, up, up, gone!!!!

Anu Russell said...

Thanks Megha,
you better come soon, or else the closets will get messy all over again

Thanks for visiting. I really wish we could do that! Will be so awesome na!

Elvira Lobo(Elli) said...

nicely written:)

Sum said...

Very nice analogy! Loved it, Anu!