the letter she wrote to him
the carpet for their new home
the wines they collected
the crystal bowl in a place of pride
the saree she wore for their engagement
the kashmiri achkan he gifted her
the quotes on marriage that made them laugh
the collage she gifted on their first valentine
the beautiful sarees her mother gave
the old, old dictionary her father gifted
legacies……..passed on to the next generation
the handicrafts she collected
knick knacks from here and there
the jewellery she splurged on
an antique kettle
a beautiful tangkha
a dragon most fierce
the home they built together
fighting, laughing, loving
in minutes it was gone they say…..
burnt to ashes…
and so much more..
a home they dreamt of together….
Look at me…
Can you see the memories we have to build?
A lifetime of them.
She looks at him.
And two kids trying to take baby steps….