She watched, mesmerized, as he disentangled the silken cords of the wind chime. Sharp gusts of wind had caused the cords to knot together, and put the beautiful wind chime out of use. His deft fingers smoothed the frayed edges of the cords, and they soon seemed like new, as if they had been touched by magic.

“There. That’s done. All the knots are gone now. Sweet music will flow through this old wind chime again,” he said with a smile, as he hung it up in their balcony doorway.

Choked with emotion, she could only nod. She couldn’t help noticing the similarities between her life and the old wind chime. He had been the one to disentangle the knots in both, and bring in musical notes in both the barren things.

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Song for the occasion: Tum aa gaye ho, noor aa gaya hai



Filed under Love, Music, My stories

13 responses to “Knots

  1. Nice one..Touching ๐Ÿ™‚ Good poignant comparison drawn.


    thanks, sathej! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Veens

    beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ as always!

    thanks! glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Suchitra

    I really don’t get it.What was so barren and useless about her life before he came into it? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    hmmm…. well, strong gusts of wind had blown her apart, and she had lost the music in her… he disentangles the knots in her life and brings back music to her soul… on second thoughts, the word ‘useless’ does seem ‘useless’. the meaning i wanted to convey was ‘barren’… so am keeping it as just ‘barren’.
    somehow i didn’t feel like elaborating it more… just wanted to capture this particular moment..

  4. Arv

    We all need someone to untie such knots in our lives… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a nice weekend… cheers…

    yup, we do… ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks, and have a nice weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Priti


    thanks, priti! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. hey a very good one…liked the comparison

    thanks! glad you liked it.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yes, me too felt useless was a bit strong word. Barren, knotted et al seem to be appropriate.

    me too felt so on second thoughts… have removed it now… it was a rather strong word, i agree.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. poignant!
    life sends us ppl to untangle knots every now and then.. its us .. we don’t quite realize it when they come by! ๐Ÿ˜›

    thanks, aps! maybe you are right.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. so she was already blown into knots by something before and he had been the one who d set her right? Yes, nice comparison. I give more credt to the windchime though. Inanimate as it is it can’t set itself right, but she could have…

    thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚
    yes, i agree… she could have… but there are certain knots in the mind that just stay as they are.. till someone’s loving fingers untie them… yes, she could have brought in music in her soul on her own, but sometimes life can make one barren as well… totally bereft of music… and love can beautifully transform a barren landscape into a flowering one and create music with its magical touch.. that’s the point i wanted to highlight actually…

  10. s w a t

    I think he was the reason for the entanglement. So he went ahead and disentangled, to cure his guilt.
    I think I’ve turned anti-men. I apologise.

    oh, oh, oh… somebody’s all worked up… chillax, babes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. s w a t

    On the not so serious note, I found ‘The Choice’ average too. ‘Twas good, then came the spoilsport second part of the story, the ending was cliched.
    But mush is mush ๐Ÿ˜›

    ejatlee, ejatlee, ejatlee… me felt the same.. ๐Ÿ™‚ of course, mush is mush.. gotta go for it! ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. Very touching ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks, manasa! glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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