Forgetfulness It was a Monday evening. All 4 in the family were planning to head out. The house looked different. It didn’t feel like her house but she lived there. As they all got ready and came out, She started searching for her little daughter. She thought the girl must be napping after school. She went and checked her bedroom. She wasn’t there. She tried to remember if the girl went for school. She went and checked her phone for missed calls. School didn’t call home for absent student. She looked in the kitchen sink for the lunch box. Sink was empty. She tried hard to recollect where the little girl could be. She started getting anxious and scared at the same time. She recollected that She hadn’t seen the child since Friday. Friday the family went out to a game room and then for dinner. After that she hadn’t seen her. But none in the family seem to worry. She started searching for the child desperately here and there. She also asked her husband and daughters to look for her child. Unable to bear her nagging father told the second daughter to give a card with a number to the mother. Her second daughter handed it to her. It was a psychologist number. She got very upset and started crying while unable to understand why her family is not taking her seriously and not helping her search the missing kid. They were all just ready to go out. Suddenly I woke up all sweaty and realized it was all a dream. In the dream I was searching for my little daughter and the daughter is all grown up now. She was the one who handed me the number but I couldn’t remember her. I had completely forgotten a decade of my life. Was it a dream or did I foresee anything? It was really scary to see the world around me unable to understand my fear my anxiety while I was unable to understand their approach. I had always wished for forgetfulness but this was scary. Suddenly I remembered my friends words “Though my mother has forgotten me I still love her the same or even more as I still remember her and she will always be my mother even though she’s my third child now”. From my forgotten pages.