“Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is disease”

Life for Niki was quite as what she decided. She was the one who makes decisions for her and she was doing quiet well that way!
She found her life partner and made sure she lives her rest of the life with him. She was never scared of anything and one can see the optimism and confidence with which she reached glory in life.

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” ~ Jesse Jackson

Niki was lying in her bed and was in her own thoughts….!

Time was passing like a pleasant breeze. She was doing well in career. By now she had made hundreds of friends all around the world. Her cheerfulness and friendliness never left anyone untouched.

“Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours” ~ William Oster
It was then when she started noticing things aren’t the way she managed it or expected.
Small things she started missing…her things which she used to keep it nicely weren’t anymore. Her stuffs like clothes started missing, her makeup kit …and so on!
She kept on saying – I don’t find this…this is missing I had kept it here. Don’t know who is taking away my lipstick and so on!

“One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Her hubby dear Sanjay used to listen from one ear and leave from the other…! Niki used to get frustrated on this and her reaction used to show as how careless you can be.
But that was like that!

All these were running like a flashback in Niki’s mind when the two ladies in white saree with a blue border came to take Niki for an electric shock!

Life can be a big pause sometimes! Don’t really know what happened to Niki but I could see she was remembering her past and yet she was in Mental Asylum…? Did she decide to go or was she pushed into it? No one knows yet Niki maintains her activity in there…keeps her room neat and tidy! Cares for others and sometimes helps the authority in making the in-mates calm and quite! I was walking away from her yet I could see her cheerful face from the window! I felt saying ‘goodbye’ is not the way to part…with one last glance I turned and walked towards the bus stand.

“In life, there is no pause button, no rewind, and definitely no replay”

Comments

pria said…
Too much stress or lonelines leads to such depression which ultimately makes a person forget themselves.
krystyna said…
True life is not easy. Up and down is included in our life.
Cheerfulness will be often in Your and Niki life!

This painting is magnificent!
Who's painter?
MM said…
I loved this post, and especially the title which is a statement in itself!

:)
starry nights said…
A very well written post.So true in life there are no pauses rewind or play forward.
Keshi said…
great post Dawny.

depression happens just like how happiness happens...

Keshi.
indianboy said…
ladies in white saree with blue borders? they give electric shock?
Shiva said…
A mind-shrinking post.. Both the pictures are awesome and apt for the post.

Good one

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