One day, she decided to stay in her room. She thought of how much effort it took to get up every morning, get ready and head to school. She thought about how much effort it took to live up to the expectations of others. To face situations that needn’t be faced if she stayed in her room.
That day, after school, she stayed in her room. She then thought that this won’t last forever. But then she took the decision to stay in her room forever.
Two days later, her sister knocked on the door. She wanted to open the door and so she stood up. Her sister knocked harder this time. She began opening the door to let her sister in but the door wouldn’t open. It was shut and stuck. She realised her decision to stay in her room forever was firm. Even when her mind changed, she realised, her decision won’t.
Her sister had now stopped knocking. She realised her sister had gone to her room, forever. She saw as her sister opened the door to the other room with clear tears streaming down her face. She saw as her sister got in that room, turned around and she saw as the misty eyes were shouting, “In here forever.” She saw as her sister shut the door, forever. She saw it all from the keyhole.
She realised the importance of forever.
The importance of getting up for someone else.
The importance of smiling for someone else.
The importance of staying for someone else.
The importance of living for someone else.
She realised it after forever.