I solemnly swear, this is no place for a boy! Or a man at that!
This is totally Girl-zoned! After all, “sweet 16”‘s celebrations were traditionally meant only for young girls.
Guys, deal with it!
The age sixteen visited me right after my results were out for the 10th board. To most us Indians that is when 16 regards us. Did to me too. And these are the following my Purple diary took note of:
“16 is not mature enough to be 18. Neither young enough, to be 15. 16 is 16. Tender. Supple. Delicate. Graceful. Dainty. Naughty. Rowdy. Sinfully delicious!
16 is everything You’d rather be than any other age! And everything that you ought not to be! It’s the quintessential tempting forbidden-fruit time! You are mischievous about most things You do. You have this splash of strong hardheadedness slapping across Your face like a raging ocean! You are still the girl believing in fairy tales and yet know how to deal with a bummer. A girl who can get as easily lost, as she can make her own way. 16 is tangy, with just the right amount of flavor teasing Your taste buds! 16 is rose-tinted. All is magnified several tones. It’s an age for little crushes and quaint walks across this concrete circus. Seals of approval are taken more seriously than in a court room! Heart is the worst, which you can break. Trust is not yet a question. It’s still taken for granted. Most you worry about is a friend in need. Parents, aren’t Your concern yet and money, far from being a problem, it is a means of entertainment. Life is a dream-run at this age! And it is in fact, in the truest sense of the word, ‘Bliss’.”
Only if we knew it then. Life would have been simpler and happier. But, that’s what we say about every bygone!
I’ll let You in on a little secret (if you are a boy. And ignored my statutory warning. And reading on anyway. A little goodie for you ) :
A woman is always a girl of sixteen at heart. Irrespective of the number of times You break her heart, violate her feelings, crush her beliefs, bruise her spirit. She’ll always rise to the occasion and charm the wits out of everyone around. Including YOU.
16 is not an age to her. 16 is an energy, vigor, life-force, character, spirit, essence to her. A truth or a lie she carries in her bosom always! She remembers her smiles from that age and all the myths about that smile that is later taken away from her. She is a girl. And therefore, she remembers!
16 is an angry disappointment later. ‘cause when life turns out to be nothing like that which she imagined in 16, she sulks in her own corner.
On a few sparkling days, You can peep into her life when she is alone and reflecting. Her 16 comes out to visit her. Out from her bosom, right to her face. Her smile beams of elements undefined.
If You want to know which day was it? Look for a swagger to her walk. If there is today. The visit was yesterday! And You my dear, missed her 16 again!
Blogger’s Note: Purple- color ruled the year!