She gave him a look which seemed to linger for a moment longer than cursory look you give to the strangers. He had come to enquire about some official matter. She was sitting in her chair in the office and a table stood between him and her.
Her eyes rested for a moment and her gaze fixed on his face; it was momentary but said so many things because the silence is powerful than the speech. It gave him a pang in his heart and he remembered his youth when he was a handsome young man having athletic figure and swarthy complexion and a broad chest and shoulders.
Men from North India where he belonged are generally stronger; they are less sentimental and Platonic love is not of much value there. They love to exhibit their physical charms more and assert their love in a coarser manner.
She might also have recalled such thoughts from the recesses of her past youth. The memory only is what remains and it is to be kept and cherished.
You can win the battles against your opponents by forwarding arguments, emotional blackmail and beating breasts and crying but these battles do no good in the long run. This means that despite knowing that you are at fault you are not inclined to admit them. The greatest impediment in resolving the problem is lack of introspection. If we examine for a few minutes before going to bed what we have done or talked or what was our behavior towards other, was it justified really or was it the sheer refusal not to admit our faults, we can attain peace and serenity not only for ourselves but for those who we are fighting with.
Second most important fact is to possess the feeling of remorse and admit to the opponent that you were at fault but at the time anger and other negative feelings overpowered us, we can fill the opponent with a feeling of confidence and love. Otherwise the beast of mistrust will be rear its head again after few days. In the end either of us will be decimated other will be left as repentant fool.
I must not form any opinion about her in haste. I should give her fair deal and time. May be, she is testing me and preparing to give me even bigger surprise; to give me what she has not given to others. O my mind, don’t be narrow minded and fidgety. Be at peace and wait for some time, though her behavior till now has been very perplexing, defying all the common logic. It was not expected from her at all, the snub she has given me but at the same time behaving as if nothing has happened. I can say it emphatically that my attitude towards her has been that of help, cooperation and of friendship. Let me wait before forming any definite opinion about her.
The man basically is an animal who is lazy and wants to rest until he can no longer afford to. There are things he has to do absolutely like going to loo, eating, earn to eat and live comfortably to survive. He likes to lie down, sleep, make love, sleep again. But ultimately to survive, he has to move and do work may be grumbling. In the advanced years, the knowledge somehow dawns upon him that without doing exercises, walking he cannot remain fit, then he starts all sorts of exercises and walks daily because he does not want to die. He is selfish to the core. After making love, he likes to fall in deep slumber, detached from the partner whom he was smooching, hugging and kissing just a while ago.