The Husband

Finally, the train started.

She was excited.

Train journeys were so much fun.

 Then, she saw them.

She could not believe what she saw.

A married couple was sitting across her.

The wife lay her head on his shoulder.

Nobody did that in public except in movies.

What shocked her even more was that the guy was dark-skinned.

How could she love him? He was so dark-skinned!

The train went on.

Life moved on.

The little girl learnt that it is not your race/skin colour/ gender does not determine how much you love them. You love them because they are.

Note: Many years ago, even married couples rarely showed their affection in public. Things have changed  a lot now, thankfully. Fair skin is highly preferred in Asia. A lot has to change in that regard.




One thought on “The Husband

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s