Ritu was sitting in the fourth seat of the ladies compartment of the train, with her office bag and other bag with vegetables that she bought before getting into the train. She had to prepare the food once reaching home. It was almost 6.45 pm. It would be 8.00 pm to reach home. She was used to it by now. Every day seemed just the same. Weekends were nothing more exciting. She had to be on her toes as she juggled work and personal life. Closing eyes, she plugged her earphones and increased volume enough to cut-off from the populace around.
The view was beautiful. The sun rays were entering the bathroom through the silky curtains, filling the room with natural tender ambiance. The fish bowl stood on the curved wooden stand. The two Goldfish playing inside. As the rays passed through the fish bowl, the wavering reflection ubiquitous around the room complimented the luxury. She lay there in the tub, as the aroma unwounded her. Lavender was the chosen aroma of the moment as the soothing romantic music was played in the background. What a lavish life, just what she wanted. As she basked in the sumptuous bath, the fish holdout watching her, she felt proud. The fishes were jealous of her…
The dream vanished with the loud horn. It was the train. …Jealous of me ? She laughed to herself. What a wonderful dream, like always. Persuading herself to come out of dream, she got down from the rain. The fact was so different from the dream. The kitchen flashed before her eyes. Come back, she told herself. The other mind still wanting to run back to the dreams. Snapping the maverick mind, she headed towards home, as she felt the burden.
P.S : Ritu is a married working women who is trapped in the home-office-home routine who finds a rescue in her dreams, where she lives the way she wants.
Written for Three Words Wednesday Prompt : Burden, Ubiquitous, Natural.