Story?


Oh it was a nice evening, perfect for a stroll. There were trees on either sides, like cliched philosophical and metaphorical representations. That little girl is walking with a balloon, looking at the clouds slowly scattering away, smiling. She was smiling, okay? Not the clouds. Not the clouds.

Did I tell you that the balloon was red? Who cares, right? What’s in her hand matters not the colours. We’re not materialistically racist are we? Nope.

So this girl was walking on her own, under the skies, amidst the woods with a muddy road penetrating through, leading to nowhere. Nowhere because that’s how you portray the pointlessness of life, alright? I keep losing track of this girl. Where is she?

Yeah! There she is. Walking.

A sudden surge of wind shook everything from their roots but there she stood, still staring at the sky as the balloon floated further away, up and up into the air. Sadness isn’t her thing though; she knew the balloon would come down soon. She just didn’t know where.

No matter what we do, no matter how hard we hold on to something, it will slip away. You can stop, stare and let go. That’s all.

That is all.

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  1. Shivangi says:

    Some things seem to hard to let go yet they do whether we let them or not. What moved me was this: “She knew it would come down, she just didn’t know where.” This phrase speaks volumes!!! Great work!

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  2. Esha N. Butt says:

    This is really good! And touching!

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  3. Ashee Asiwal says:

    wow!!!!!! Great “story” or I can say lesson

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    1. Stories always hide something.

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  4. aathmana02 says:

    🤩 so true!

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  5. Change is inevitable. Nothing stays forever. Good evening, Bharath. Sorry that I haven’t been dropping by regularly.

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    1. You have work to do. It’s fine.

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  6. Silver Stone says:

    For one second, I thought you were inspired by “IT” when I saw the words “red balloon”. 😅

    Letting go of things is definitely hard, but if we do it; then we’ll feel better. It’s like a huge weight would be lifted off our chest once it happens.

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    1. Haha no. I don’t like IT.
      It’s actually easy to let go.

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      1. Silver Stone says:

        For some, it isn’t though….

        As always, I’m stumped after reading this. You bro, are a certified philosopher!

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        1. Oh I wish I was. Thanks. ☺️

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  7. Anushk@ says:

    It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on..but a hell lot of strength to let go.!!
    Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are same.

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    1. When you get used to it, letting go is the easiest.

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  8. ayeshamughal says:

    bharath wall sktch upload kiy hn,,,, but backyard ma bnnny ki waja s pic ma prominent ni h ra

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      1. ayeshamughal says:

        han agr real ma dkho to tmhn bht passnd ain g….

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        1. Real me hi dikhao 😁

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          1. ayeshamughal says:

            pakistan ao dikhaaa dti hu

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            1. Inshallah 😎

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            2. ayeshamughal says:

              plan hai

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            3. Pakistan me worlds highest trekking peak hai. k2. Wo dekhna hai.

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            4. ayeshamughal says:

              wo to aj tak ma b ni dkhi heheh

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            5. Arey wahi ho toh jaao na!

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            6. ayeshamughal says:

              nai na,,,,, abhi ni apnay life partner k sth jao g

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            7. Shaadi me bulaoge? Aajayenge.

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            8. ayeshamughal says:

              tm aanay walo bno ma bula lu g..
              agar lockdown hi raha tab tak to

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            9. Kab karna hai batao pehle

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            10. ayeshamughal says:

              hahahah jab allah ka hukam ho ga tab

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            11. Toh dua karo jaldi karne

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            12. ayeshamughal says:

              hahahahah mjhy abhi inni jaldi ni a sach ma

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            13. Koi toh wajah hona chahye na Pakistan aane. Agar meko Kuch hogaya toh??

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            14. ayeshamughal says:

              tmhn kch ni htta be fikkar raho buddy

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            15. Aap sambhal lenge??

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            16. ayeshamughal says:

              han sambhaal ln g

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            17. Chalo aajayenge aapki shaadi me

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            18. ayeshamughal says:

              agar mre shadi walay din tmki shadi hui to

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            19. Meri kabhi nai hone wali😎

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            20. ayeshamughal says:

              waisay kiu bharath? koi to waja ho gi na mjhy btao

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            21. Wajah Kuch hai nai. Bas interest nai hai.

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            22. ayeshamughal says:

              jhoooooooooot …. saaaf jhoooot ma koi bachi ni hu jssy tm jo kho maaan lay gi

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            23. 😂😂 arey Sachi

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            24. ayeshamughal says:

              bharath tmhn aik bat btao?
              agar bad ma ye cmmnt rmve keo g to?

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            25. Kardunga. Boliye.

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            26. ayeshamughal says:

              3 din phla ma bht cutts lgay bazu pay

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            27. ayeshamughal says:

              gusssa agya tha bhtt apnay ap pay e

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            28. Apne aap pe gussa aaya toh khudpe kyu nikalna??

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            29. ayeshamughal says:

              to kis p nikaalti??? tm btao

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            30. Khudko takleef dena hi nai hai kabhi bhi.

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            31. ayeshamughal says:

              mgr mjhyyyy bhttt gassssa aa ra tha

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            32. Arey gussa aaya toh Kuch aur karte na! Abhi kaisa hai?

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            33. ayeshamughal says:

              abhi bandage ki hai

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            34. Abki baar takleef Mat dena khudko. Figure something out.

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            35. ayeshamughal says:

              figure something out kia hta a

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            36. Koi aur rasta dhundo

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            37. ayeshamughal says:

              okkk heheh

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            38. Haso mat. Khayal rakho apna.

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            39. ayeshamughal says:

              hahahah ok fine

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            40. ayeshamughal says:

              jeee ni tm btana ni chahty

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            41. ayeshamughal says:

              arey jhoot

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            42. ayeshamughal says:

              ab r kinna jhooot bolna a

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            43. Sach koi nai maanta

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            44. ayeshamughal says:

              mgr tmki baat ma combination hai sach r jhoot ka

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            45. Pura ka pura sach hai sahiba

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            46. ayeshamughal says:

              acha to ab ma sahiba b h gai…

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            47. 🤣🤣😂han

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            48. ayeshamughal says:

              or kia bnaana a

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            49. Abhi toh bas yhi 😛

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            50. ayeshamughal says:

              ok fine

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            51. ayeshamughal says:

              abhi mjhy bht sy logo say badlany lnny ain

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            52. ayeshamughal says:

              bass asaay e….

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            53. Kamal karte ho 😂

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            54. ayeshamughal says:

              chlo kch to krte hu na

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            55. Han me wo bhi nai karta 😂

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            56. ayeshamughal says:

              hahaha khty ho to maaaan ltti hn bas ye bat is ma hqiqat b nazr aa rh h

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            57. Acha? Kya hai haqiqat?

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            58. ayeshamughal says:

              yahi k tm kamal b ni krty

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            59. Intelligent 😎

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            60. ayeshamughal says:

              tmhra matlb ma zaheeeen b hu?

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            61. ayeshamughal says:

              hahahaha bht tazzz h tm

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            62. ayeshamughal says:

              ufff sch ma bht tazz h

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            63. ayeshamughal says:

              jee ni mkh s zadda ni balky bht zada tazz h

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            64. Aap na? Han mujhe pata.
              Aap ho hi sabse tez.

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            65. ayeshamughal says:

              haaaaaaa…. ma apko tazzz kaha h ….. ab to mjhy yaqn h gya tm bht taz h

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            66. Kyu behes karna ispe. 😂😂

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            67. ayeshamughal says:

              han to tm bol do na tm zada taz h r ayesha kam taz h

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            68. Ayesha bohot tez hai

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            69. ayeshamughal says:

              jao ma baat e ni kanni bye

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            70. Arey chalo theek me hi tez. Khush?

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            71. ayeshamughal says:

              han ab thikk a

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            72. ayeshamughal says:

              hahahhaaahhahhha bht hush

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            73. Aur kuch chahiye?

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            74. ayeshamughal says:

              hmmm abhi ni… abhi k liy inna e kaafi a

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            75. ayeshamughal says:

              bharath wssy ma n kabhi ymki sedhay mun photo ni dkhi a

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            76. ayeshamughal says:

              tmki

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            77. ayeshamughal says:

              haaan tmki

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            78. Khud parday ke piche chupe ho

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            79. ayeshamughal says:

              jee ni

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            80. ayeshamughal says:

              ma to lrki hu r tm to ni na larki

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            81. Ladki ho toh Kya? Sab ek hi hai.

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            82. ayeshamughal says:

              tm ni ni dkhana face apna?

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            83. Me aapse wahi puchra

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            84. ayeshamughal says:

              lo ma bhaal kssa dikhao g

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            85. Kyu nai dikhasakte

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            86. ayeshamughal says:

              ma bilkul b ni pyaari dkh k dr jao g

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            87. Koi nai darega

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            88. ayeshamughal says:

              chro koi actor dkho ja k mjhy kia dkhna

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            89. Naa boldo sidha ye sab kyu

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            90. ayeshamughal says:

              tm n knsa han kr di a

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            91. Khudko dikhao na pehle

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            92. ayeshamughal says:

              tm mjhy shaadi p dkh lna

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            93. Shaadi me kaise? Ladka aur ladki alag alag baithte hai Muslim weddings me.

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            94. ayeshamughal says:

              hmr ahan yjra bht cmbntn hta a

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            95. Acha theek shaadi me hi dekhlete. Invite karna.

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            96. ayeshamughal says:

              han thik …. ab tm apni post kr d pic

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            97. ayeshamughal says:

              ma pic post kru? kamaaal ni h gya?

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            98. ayeshamughal says:

              firr

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            99. Aap karo toh me karunga

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            100. ayeshamughal says:

              o m g…. ma post kru pora wordpress dkhy

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            101. Ab ye bohot hogaya. Mat karo. 😂😂

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            102. ayeshamughal says:

              hahahahaaaaaaaa ok

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            103. ayeshamughal says:

              bharath

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      2. ayeshamughal says:

        wssa dkhny ma kia lag raha hai ye

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        1. Peacock hi hai na

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          1. ayeshamughal says:

            jeee whi a

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            1. Lines dark kardo na

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            2. ayeshamughal says:

              bharath dark hi hai… actually abck yard ma bnaya ay na is liye faint nazar aa ra

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            3. Acha toh theek

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  9. Harsh says:

    Things come and things go.
    People come and people go.
    It should not matter anymore.

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    1. No matter what comes and goes
      You are what you need
      Nothing less, nothing more.

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      1. Harsh says:

        But not everyone understands that.
        They get attached to anything and everything.
        And then let themselves bleed.

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          1. Harsh says:

            I don’t intend to stop anyone.
            But their coming in my way troubles me.

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            1. Yeah that’s there too

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            2. Harsh says:

              I’ll break their freakin’ nose someday.

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            3. Let them breathe, man. Let life suffocate them.

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            4. Harsh says:

              That’s what I am trying to do. Don’t see another option as well.

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  10. I am fan of the way you think and perceive. The way you connect everything like connecting balloons to humans or anything alike that causes trouble.

    And ending as always is sad but true.

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    1. Haha I’m a guy that’s bored writing whatever comes to mind. I can even compare humans to dogs and justify it. 😂😂
      Thanks.

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      1. You can no doubt!

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  11. Tisha says:

    Great post. And the lesson conveyed is perfect.

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  12. Great very touching story dude.

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  13. Nabeela says:

    Did you mentioned, what type of balloon???😜😜😜 It depends on the type whether it will come back or not….😝😝😝

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    1. Haha that’s up to you to decide, ghost.

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      1. Nabeela says:

        Hey Mr. Ice tea…. Then how did she know that it will come back???

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        1. Everyone that goes up comes down.

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          1. Nabeela says:

            Not everyone, I guess….

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            1. Everything***
              That was a typo.

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            2. Nabeela says:

              Ok…. Then Mr.typo…. Not everything comes down….

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            3. Hehe you’re annoyed.

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  14. Kaylen says:

    “She knew the balloon would come down soon” won’t it be popped tho?

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    1. Popped or with little air inside. It won’t be the same but that’s the point.

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  15. So so good Bharath. I liked your added commentary throughout.

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    1. Hehhe thank you secret.

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  16. True and very well written as alwaysss!!!! 😍😍😍👌👌👌👌
    How’s the half blooded prince doing?

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    1. You compel me to call you catpaw. 😂

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      1. 😂😂😂
        You can call me what you want

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        1. You better think again.

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          1. 😂
            Why?
            I’m okay with catpaw or Phoenix.
            But you can call me anything!
            As long as its not hideous or embarrassing!

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            1. The last time I called you catpaw, you were offended.

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            2. Oh.
              Well you’ve called me catpaw so many times I’m actually not offended anymore!!

              Are you offended by the half blooded prince?

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            3. Nah. You’re the one who was offended last time and that’s the reason I kept my distance.

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            4. It was a joke. I was pretending to be offended! Catpaw is a nice name 😂
              Well you don’t need to keep your distance now!

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            5. My comments won’t be sweet. I’m telling you.

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            6. Because that’s what I am.

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            7. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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            8. Ohhh, because you’re the half blooded prince??????

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            9. Because I can’t compliment like everyone else.

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  17. alwayswithlovekat says:

    The hardest part….. letting go 😔

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    1. It’s easy once to teach yourself how to be indifferent

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      1. alwayswithlovekat says:

        True! 😊

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  18. True!! Letting is very important…. The harder you try to hold on to something the faster it disappears…

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    1. We must learn to be indifferent.

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  19. Mermaid says:

    Last few lines🙌

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    1. Oye! Namaste. 🤭

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  20. We’re not materialistically racist, are we?

    Yup I liked that.

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    1. Hehe thank you Diane. 🙂

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  21. Nathi says:

    That was very profound as always!

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    1. Thank you sister 😄

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      1. Nathi says:

        You’re welcome brother 😄

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  22. Nour R. says:

    Okay so if you were an NF fan, you’d know that balloons symbolised burdens. This piece’s meaning went to another whole dimension with that that perception of balloons.

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    1. Who is NF?? Balloon here refers to whatever you’re holding on to, be it burdens or people or memories. Whatever.

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