Regrets Of Another Kind.
Read this article on Rituparno Ghosh(who passed away a few weeks ago) by Aparna Sen. - http://thebigindianpicture.com/2013/06/chronicle-of-a-friendship-unforetold/
Looking into his life, his personality through the eyes of Sen, has left me longing to know the man. Rather, the slight regret of having never known him. Sigh.
everybody always says “you deserve to be happy”
like you have worked so hard
and climbed so many stairs
and washed so many dishes
that you deserve happiness
(whatever that means)
but how come nobody ever says
“you deserve to be unhappy”?
nobody ever says
you are valid in your anger
and your hurt and your heartbreak;
you are strong enough for these feelings
that weigh on you like bricks;
feel what you feel because it will go away
and you will be better from it
and you do not have to suffer to deserve happiness
but maybe it helps
because maybe it makes that happiness mean more?