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An Envelope-My story!

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Yes, you guessed it right. I am an envelope, the carrier of messages across the world.

A simple sheet of paper and some adhesive is all that is required to create me. But I am glad that from my insipid and dull persona, people have given me a makeover. I now feel so colourful and attractive. I am basking in all the attention my looks are able to garner ❤ !

I am the bearer of the news to people across different countries.  I travel the globe, even to the remotest corner of the world, without a passport. Ain’t  I lucky ;-).

I have had the privilege to deliver the good and the bad news.

Many a smile I have brought to their faces, when I arrive with pleasant stories and news. The birth of a young one, a promotion order, a cheque enclosed, an invitation, a holiday itinerary, and son returning home and so on.

But when I am the harbinger of sad news, my tender shoulders hurt carrying the emotional burden sealed within me. I am not allowed to share it with any of my other mates too.  I dread to face the scenes of gloom with tears overflowing generously from the heart broken souls.

These days, thanks to the rapid development of technology, I am getting a lot of rest. My travel has reduced tremendously. They are mostly official trips. Since I have also reached a ripe old age, this suits me fine. Also the emotional burden off my shoulders is a huge relief, as people use the mobiles to convey the unpleasant news.

Just a few more years of life in me. Then you all will pay your tributes for the wonderful work I did all my life. Maybe an obituary in the Newspaper as a mark of respect for my selfless service.” R. I. P – The envelope”

 

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56 comments on “An Envelope-My story!

  1. Monika Sharma
    February 24, 2017

    There’s no doubt you’re lucky 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ramesh.c.tiwari
    February 24, 2017

    A personified life journey of an envelop – well written piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautifully written, R. You brought envelope to life. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Balaka
    February 24, 2017

    Beautifully written…amazing autobiography of a simple envelope

    Liked by 1 person

  5. extinct0703
    February 24, 2017

    Aah you took me to my English class in the school, Write a biography of an Envelope……
    Wonderful description Radhika or should I say reflection.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. DeepikasRamblings
    February 24, 2017

    Envelope days bygone…It’s only a memory now. It had a charm though. Waiting for letters from friends, relatives, penfriends..used to bring immense joy 🙂
    Nicely expressed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 24, 2017

      I agree. Suddenly I realise too many things are just becoming memories now. Things are getting outdated so quickly. Thanks Deepika!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. kiranmag
    February 24, 2017

    Lovely and emotional autobiography of envelope …though not used so oftenly

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Amitav Chowdhury
    February 24, 2017

    This is a lovely write, Radhika. Loved the creative presentation and interesting journey of an envelop.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Andrei
    February 24, 2017

    This is a display of creative writing at its best. Very well-written, Radhika! I’m impressed 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Karthik
    February 24, 2017

    Sealed in this envelope is a message of appreciation – what a fine creative writer you are 🙂 🙂
    Darned internet… it shreds the envelope and delivers only the message…:(

    Liked by 1 person

  11. vidur sahdev
    February 24, 2017

    You so brought it to life! ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Very well written. 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  13. thinkinkadia
    February 24, 2017

    Love this! One of my favourite memories, the heartbeat racing, postman arrival, the anticipation, and the exchanges! The soul of army life. And, survival for those in uniform. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 24, 2017

      Yes absolutely can relate to that excitement of a letter arriving after waiting for days together, specially if you are posted in the forward area.Thank you so much for stopping by🙂

      Like

  14. vishalbheeroo
    February 24, 2017

    The power of the envelope expressed in all its forms. Isn’t it sad to see the end of it? We have so many memories associated with envelopes, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 24, 2017

      Very much so Vishal. It is sad that today’s generation misses out on all the emotions that an envelope brought along with it.

      Like

  15. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    February 24, 2017

    “Yeh mera prem patra padakar
    tum naraz na hona………………” Film sangam

    Chitti aayi hai chitti aayi hai
    watan se chitti aayi………………..Pankaj Udas

    , The envelope has strummed a thousand memories of yonder days,… never to return.

    Yes, life had its moments……of mushiness and heartbreaks.Your blog is a spaceship that took me decades back down the memory lane.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 24, 2017

      What a lovely way to connect to the envelope. Both the above songs so beautifully bring out the emotions of the letter. Glad that my post took you back in the time machine to revel in the nostalgic memories. Thank you so much 😇😊

      Like

  16. Akhila
    February 24, 2017

    Nice riddle.. We will miss the envelopes in near future

    Liked by 1 person

  17. mukhamani
    February 24, 2017

    Well written, but I would not like the envelope to rest in peace 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 24, 2017

      The joy of sending and receiving letters is unparalleled. But unfortunately looks like in the time to come, it is going to be a reality. 😔

      Like

  18. 2ndhalfolife
    February 24, 2017

    I feel it’s the best deal in town: sending mail. I sent a letter to a friend in NZ yesterday from the US. It only cost $1.36 which is nothing to make someone happy. How much nicer to send a REAL letter, not an email to someone? We’ve lost the art of letter writing and people will have no memories to have years down the road. It’s sad.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 25, 2017

      I am sure your friend will be thrilled to receive your letter. I agree with you, the happiness and feel of a real letter is so wonderful, which is totally lacking in other modes of virtual communication. Times are changing too fast!!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Belle Pans Maze
    February 25, 2017

    Awww, Radhika, I love this post so so very much, I love it when the inanimate comes to life and it was fascinating to discover an envelope’s feelings ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  20. thebadexampleblog
    February 26, 2017

    Really a good one…

    Liked by 1 person

  21. thewritewomanblog
    February 27, 2017

    You got an envelope talking, Radhika! That was a creative piece with a lot of thought given to the days of the snail mail.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 27, 2017

    We all (specifically our generation) going to miss this selfless service provider!
    Very well written Radhika 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2017

      Oh yes, the envelope and so many other small delights will surely be missed by us Meenakshi. Thanks so much! Have a lovely day🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Shweta Suresh
    February 28, 2017

    Great post. Well written 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Namrata D Prabhakar
    February 28, 2017

    So true

    Liked by 1 person

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