Friday, 11 April 2014

Birds Of A Feather

"Do Without Make-up" was her Mantra as she never used make-up thereby allowing several cosmetics & beauty-products that she had been gifted or she had won as prizes, to languish in her drawer unused, leave alone getting worn out from overuse!

But, today, everything was decked up and there was celebration in the air and everyone wanted her to get all dressed up as the suitable boy & his family were coming to see her for marriage ...

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She debated with herself what she would do - listen to her family that voiced the society's demand to appear presentable or just obey her mind & heart that detested such show-business as she had always loved to sport her true colours and feathers...

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When she made her choice, she felt light and happy as she had decided to be true to herself & present the person she actually is rather than a fake, painted & made-up doll that she is not & never will be!

The lines of a famous Hindi Movie-Song- "Tum ko dekha, to ye khayal aaya..." (When I saw you, I got this feeling...) played in the mind of her suitor as he was completely bowled over by her simplicity, honesty and beautiful personality that impressively shone bright, as he was even a bird of the same feather who wished to flock together ...


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My 5-Sentence Story is Written for the following 4 Prompts:




 This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Your post must contain the song ‘Tum ko dekha, to ye khayal aaya’

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This Post was chosen as a WOW Post HERE

58 comments:

  1. Nothing like being natural especially when one is charming.Sometimes a bit of touch up lightly adds to the good effect.

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    1. True Sir. But, it was her choice. She loved simplicity. Nice that her would-be groom also believed in the same, else had he wanted a made-up & extra-smart bride, he'd have to look for someone who loved make-up!
      No amount of cosmetics can make a person nice/good :)

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  2. interesting weave. and yes, a bit of touch up enhances one's beauty.. :)

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    1. True Meera. But, there is this rare population that presents itself the way it is.
      Beauty lies in the beholder's eyes!

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  3. Beautifully etched and crisp writing, Anita, Totally love it and it's magical:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal for your kind words :) Glad you liked it!

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  4. Lovely lines! Yes, I agree with you and it must be remembered that after marriage girls/women spend most of their time in kitchen and with kids and not (say never) with make up sets or mirror :)

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    1. Thanks! very true, Uma :) Better be close to reality!

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  5. Brilliant way of combining prompts :) Simplicity is the best make up ....

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  6. So fortuitous that they agree on the makeup thing. Personally, I use it once every few years as the mood strikes. I don't have time to waste on it every day.

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    1. We share a similar view about make-up, Alice! I last used it last year for the photo-shoot for a magazine cover :)
      Thanks for visiting my Blog! Do stop by often :)

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  7. Beautiful. The way you combine the prompts!

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    1. Thanks! Delighted you like my attempts :)

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  8. Awesome!!! Getting a bird of same feather to flock up with is like a dream come true.And this feather image is perfectly in sync with the story..I loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Akrati! True! Hope everyone gets this fate! :)

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  9. Three prompts in one - very impressive! I liked the flow of this, and I'm glad she chose to go au naturel in the end.

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    1. Thanks a lot! Actually 4 prompts together :)
      Lovely that you visited my Blog and shared your comment :)

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  10. I agree. simplicity is best. But I also don't mind girls using a bit of touch ups for special occasions. :)

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    1. Thanks Anmol :) Touch ups needed sometimes too based on the occasions :)

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  11. Very lucky that she got someone who liked her as she is. Nice story!

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    1. Thanks for visiting :)
      Yes, nice when we get people who like us as we are :)

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  12. Some times (or rather most of the time) less make up is more attractive. This is one of the reasons why "Queen" was a success. The heroine was made to use minimal make up.

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    1. Yes Haddock. I loved Rani of Queen too for her simplicity :)
      Make-up depends on the users & the reaction on the beholders actually :)

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  13. Four prompts, eh? You are really pushing your limits :) Well done. I liked the likening of the person to the bird. Nice touch.

    ~Shailaja's post

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    1. Hee hee, Sailaja! 4 birds with 1 stone, no 4 prompts with 1 Post! :)
      Glad you liked my attempt :)

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  14. Bird metaphor. Hmmm. Not a bad idea for the FF prompt.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for sharing! The bird is from another prompt!
      Glad you liked it!

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  15. I think being yourself is the right way to go..

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    1. Thanks Bjorn for stopping by. Welcome to my Blog!
      Thing is- we must be comfortable with what we present, lest people accept our fake self as real!

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  16. How do you combine so many prompts in a single post? You are too good!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words :) You are too good & kind :)

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  17. Good for her! Hopefully he can appreciate her true beauty.

    janet

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    1. Yes Janet! Delighted when we get such people who appreciate our true worth :)
      Thanks for visiting & sharing! Welcome :)

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  18. Dear Anita,

    Glad he saw her inner beauty.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Even I am delighted Rochelle whenever such things happen in real life :)
      Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Great! I too feel, however beautiful one might be, artificial make up or expressions spoil the beauty. And if you find the one, who chooses you for what you are, you are the luckiest! I am happy that she found the one! As always completely mesmerised with your creativity and expression!

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    1. Thanks Ratna :) Appreciate your really sweet words & support :)
      Lucky are people who find such love :)

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  20. How cute!! :) Beautifully written again, Anita!! :)

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    1. Thanks Shalini :) Glad you liked it :)

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  21. Very creatively presented. The pictures actually speak of the essence of the story quite nicely. Well done, Anita!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Beloo for your kind words :)

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  22. Very well presented Anita as always!!! Fiction write in me bahut kuch hui ye padke!!! :) <3

    ~S(t)ri
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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    1. Thanks Sri :) Fiction Writer khush hua :) Delighted :)

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  23. Personal grooming is strictly a personal choice.
    I like how you 'made up' one post for 4 prompts!!

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    1. Totally agree! It is up to us... Again it depends on others what is up to them & whether they'll accept us...
      Thanks for stopping by & for sharing :)

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  24. four prompt combined .. :o . natural beauty always excels :) nice post as always . :)

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    1. Thanks Ankur! Nice motivating words as always :) Delighted :)

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  25. Smart kid. Hope the boy appreciated her.

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    1. He did Patrick :)
      Thanks for stopping by at my blog! Welcome :) Do keep visiting :)

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  26. Good and romantic story with a happy ending. Lovely that she met a boy who thinks as she does so that she can be herself. Well written. : )

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by & sharing :)
      Yes, lucky are such people who do not have to 'compromise' on their values or likes :)

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  27. Not everyone has the courage or confidence-glad that she had and the prospective groom saw her true beauty:-)Well written Anita:-)

    http://brewmeacuppa.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/the-promise/

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    1. Thanks Atreyee for visiting my Blog & for your appreciation.
      Wonderful indeed when true-worth/beauty is recognized :)

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  28. Everything which needed to be said, has already been said. There's no need for me, coming as late as I did, to echo what has been has before. It would no more than a pure redundancy which is something I can live with, and have no remorse in remaining silent.

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    1. Thankyou so much for stopping by & sharing :) Appreciate it :)

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