Monday, November 3, 2014

Missing Rib

November 3rd 2014 

Location :UK

This is my 250th blog post. I can’t quite remember why I started the blog. I know it wasn't that long ago, but quite a lot of things have happened since then and, as is the way with life, priorities have shifted, goals and ambitions changed. I think originally I saw the blog as fulfilling three main functions

(a) a chance to share ideas and put it all out there to see what happens,(b) a way of moving the notes and plans from my old files and folders online and into the Web, (c) an opportunity to engage with a wider audience. 

I guess the posts I enjoy writing are those that allow me to investigate a particular issue, think about something in more detail than usual or those that just let me have fun with something.  And I can understand if people prefer the practical, because that sort of reflection is quite a personal thing, no matter how objective you try to be…

Thanks for reading my blog and enjoy a short story

A girl in love asked her boyfriend.

Girl: Tell me... who do you love most in this world?

Boy: You, of course!

Girl: In your heart, what am I to you?  Boy: The boy thought for a moment and looked intently in her eyes and  said, "You are my rib. In the Bible, it was said  that God saw that Adam was lonely, during his sleep; God took one of Adam's rib and created  Eve.

Every man has been searching for his missing rib, only when you  find the woman of your life; you'll no longer feel  the lingering ache in your heart."


After their wedding, the couple had a sweet and happy life for a while. However, the youthful couple began to drift apart due to the busy schedule of life and the never-ending worries of daily problems.Their life became mundane.

All the challenges posed by the harsh realities of life began to gnaw away their dreams and love for each other.The couple began to have more quarrels and each quarrel became more heated.


One day, after the quarrel, the girl ran out of the house. At the opposite side of the road, she shouted, "You don't love me!"The boy hated her childishness and out of impulse, retorted, "Maybe, it was a mistake for us to be together! You were never my missing rib!"


 Suddenly, she turned quiet and stood there for a long while.... He regretted what he said but words spoken are like thrown away water, you can never take it back. With tears, she went home to pack her things and  was determined in breaking-up. Before she left the house, "If I'm really not your  missing rib, please  let me go..... She continued, "It is less painful  this way...let us go on our separate ways and search for our own  partners..."  

Five years went by.... He never remarried but he had  tried to find out about her life indirectly...... She had left the country and back....She had married a foreigner and divorced..... He felt anguished that she never waited for him. In the dark and lonely night, he lit his cigarette and felt the lingering ache in his heart. He couldn't bring himself to admit that he was missing her. 

One day, they finally met.... At the airport, a  place where there were many reunions and good-byes.... He was going away on a business trip. She was standing there alone, with just the security door separating them. She smiled at him gently. 

Boy: How are you? 

Girl: I'm fine. How about you... Have you found your missing rib?

Boy: No.

Girl: I'll be flying to New York in the next flight. 

Boy: I'll be back in 2 weeks’ time. Give me a call when you are back...

You know my number... Nothing has changed.  With a smile, she turned around and waved good-bye. "Good-bye."

One week later, he heard of her death. She had perished in New York. In the event that shocked the world.. Midnight..... Once again, he lit his cigarette..... And like before, he felt the lingering ache in his heart.... He finally knew, she was the missing rib that he had carelessly broken. 

Sometimes, people say things out of moments of fury..... Most often than not, the outcome could be disastrous and detrimental.... We vent our frustrations 99% at our loved ones.... And even though we know that we ought to "think twice and act wisely", it's often  easier said than done. Things happen each day, many of which are beyond our control. Let us treasure every moment and everyone in our lives. Tomorrow may never come; give and accept what you have today. 

Hope you will  find your right missing ribs and have a wonderful and peace  life!!!

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