How glad I am today to say I am a selfish woman. And I must add, it doesn’t take guts to say this. All it takes is experience. Not pleasant though. Hurtful. Heart-wrenching. And soul-crumbling. It takes honest tears – wild enough to push through the hardened emotions, yet silent and suppressed – to say that I am a selfish woman.
You know why I am glad to say this? Because I have been selfish enough to choose my own path. Because I have been headstrong about walking on it as well. Because this phrase ‘giving up’ never really inveigled me. I have seen daunting cracks on this path. But if a dream doesn’t scare you a little, is it worth fighting for? I walked around the cracks with immense faith in my God. Trust me, he never failed me.
And when I chose this path, I somehow knew I’d get to the destination. You know why? Because it didn’t seem far. How could it? A hand was in my hand, pulling me forward. A pair of eyes were fixed on mine, assuring me of endless love. And a silence prevailed, carrying utmost comfort, when our lips spoke nothing.
And most importantly, I succeeded because it was not just my dream. It was yours too. Yes, I am selfish. And I am glad to say I have been selfish enough to have gone against all odds to share a dream with you.
Written by Chirasree Bose