The Intense Joy

Daily Prompt: Intense
Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.


My husband was an old fashioned person. He believed that women shouldn’t drive. For years when he was sitting somewhere guarding our borders, I would be sitting housebound waiting for him to come home, so that I could run my errands. Later on when he became a senior officer, I had no dearth of drivers. Once he retired my situation detoriated.

I was again dependent on him for driving me for various things. It irked me to no end. If I went for shopping I was expected to finish in two to three hours. Within this time limit I bought groceries, fitted in doctor’s appointments (if I had any) and other things waiting to be done. Shopping for my own needs got pushed time and again to another day. I would be left frustrated.

In the year he was to go for heart surgery I begged and cajoled for a car of my own. Finally he relented and bought me the car of my choice.

You can’t imagine my immense joy and overwhelming happiness at getting a brand new car of my own. It was INTENSE.
The Intense Joy

13 thoughts on “The Intense Joy”

  1. Wow. I couldn’t imagine being that dependent on someone. I think I wouldve pulled out his hair and mine. You have tons of patience and obviously loved your husband enough to compromise. Glad you wound up getting a car finally.


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