#118. PERCEPTION OR MISCONCEPTION? – A photo Challenge

Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric on Pexels.com

I remember the first time I laid my eyes on these unimpressive ‘matchbox’ apartments, I didn’t know it was going to be my home for the next five years. The overtly nosy; in-your-face neighbours, the cramped up apartment suffocated me.

My husband developed some imaginary hold of affection to our flat and I seriously couldn’t understand his sense of attachment to this dingy place. We moved in and had our boy, who just turned three, but my plights still continued and my requests for a relocation often fell in the deaf ears.

Finally I gave him an ultimatum to choose between me and the house, my husband chose wisely and here we are, moving to our very own two bedroom house next lane.

As I was doing my last minute packing and my husband was out on an errand, I found my naughty son suddenly missing from my line of sight. Searching him, I finally saw him climbing the rails of our 12th floor balcony. My heart flew to my mouth, I ran to catch him, but it was too late. He fell down, right in front of my eyes.

Even as I was trying to find my voice, my neighbours rushed for help. The next five minutes changed my perspective. My boy found to have fallen into the sunroof of the floor underneath and I was thankful for the matchbox structured apartment, for once.

My neighbours took in charge of the situation, as I sat there in complete shock and disbelief. My boy was rescued, well tended by my neighbours, who I once thought out to be an inconvenience. That is when it struck me that I never did give them a chance.

Ashamed of myself and my lowly misconception, I finally decided to cancel the shift and stay back for good this time!


In response to the Photo Challenge #331

Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

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