Friday, March 31, 2006

The story of the missing rib

In the Bible, God saw that Adam was lonely. During his sleep; God took one of Adam's rib and created Eve. It was thus said that every man has a missing rib. only when you find the woman of your life; you'll no longer feel the lingering ache in your heart.

A girl in love asked her boyfriend.

"Tell me, in your heart, what am I to you?"

"You are my rib."


After their wedding, the couple had a sweet and happy life for a long while.

However, the youthful couple, due to their busy schedules and the never-ending worries of daily problems, began to drift apart and their lives 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, out of anger, the girl 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!"

She turned quiet and stood there for a long while.

"If I am not your missing rib, please let me go. Let us find our soul mates separately. Its less painful this way."

Five years passed.

He had never remarried.

She had married a foreigner and divorced.

He felt anguished that she never waited for him. On one 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.

She was standing there alone, with just the security door separating them.

"How are you?"

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

"No."

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

"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.

One week later, he heard of her death. She had perished in New York, in the event that shocked the world.

Once again, he lit his cigarette. And like before, he felt the lingering ache in his heart.

He finally knew, she was his missing rib that he had carelessly broken.

2 comments:

Cobalt Paladin said...

I've seen the flash animation of the story. Can't find the link again. Reading the story has touched me as much as I first seen the flash animation.

Iris said...

There is a flash animation??

Interesting....