She – “Here I am, sitting contented by the window, writing this letter. To whom? I don’t know. Probably to whoever wants to read it.

I am writing this letter today to the society in general. And to anyone who wants to follow the path I walked.

I had spent all my youth looking for something. I didn’t know what. I was looking for something that would make me happy. Something that would keep me busy! I thought what I was looking for was love. For some time I even thought I found it. In that boy! He was my high-school sweetheart. I thought I loved him. But finally when we spent that night together, it felt wrong. I felt like I didn’t fit in.

I grew up still searching for that something. Or was it someone?

And then one day as I was riding the train, I saw that someone. One look at that person and all the pieces fit together. I understood why it didn’t work out with anyone else. One look at that person and I knew I had finally found love. One look at that person and I knew why I didn’t fit in anywhere else. That person was home and adventure all at once.

It’s been 5 years since we’ve been living together. People say things but that’s what they are there for, right?

So, here’s to all the boys who said ‘I love you’ too soon but didn’t prove it. Thank you.

I’ve finally found love and I’ve found it in her!”

And as she was folding the letter, she came, hugged her and called her back to bed!



Author: Zainab Haji

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