Latha couldn’t conceal her smile when she bought the beautiful wind chime! She loved it so much that she for the first time got out of the habit of bargaining and gleefully handed the full amount, much to the amazement of the shopkeeper.
Her house a dull yellow colored one with no name on it, just the number 176 staring at her and the guests! She wanted some music, some smiles and she thought this wind chime can bring it all to her otherwise dull existence.
And it was an auspicious day that she fixed it. Her beachside house now suddenly looked to be humming with the breeze, and she thought she can gain friends, she put a chair in the veranda and sat there waiting. One by one tourist started approaching the house, to be confronted by her cold stares and one-word replies and rest is the history. Latha was dejected by the end of the day! She wondered why no one cared to become friends with her. The outer fixed, inner isn’t.