canvas-of-dreams-200x300Sometimes in life you meet people who start living in your heart, but give you no place in theirs. And though you tell yourself that time will heal and seal all damage, this is simply a far cry from reality. You wake up every day and remember them, of a sunlit carefree smile, of a happy moment or a sad one, and those memories make them cling to you a little more.

Sometimes some people walk into your life as friends. They seem to understand you even before you’ve spoken, they seem to share your likes and dislikes, and often know you inside out even better than you do. And at the moment when you begin to wonder that you’ve found true love of the perfect kind, they look surprised, and tell you that they don’t love you really.

Sometimes you end up marrying the wrong person. The one who seemed perfect at first, turns out to be a monster, showing a side you never knew existed. They lie, ignore, cheat and play the kind of games you thought only the TV soaps were made of. And you have to live with that hate, fear and insecurity for the rest of your life, for the strangest of reasons.

But then sometimes, the person who remained in your heart gives you space in his. Or, that special one who said that he didn’t really care tells you that he couldn’t live without you. Or, the wrong kind of guy turns to become an angel again. Sometimes, you find perfect love, in the most imperfect of places.

The Canvas of Dreams is such a story, inspired by the Ryan(s), Siddarth(s) and Rehaan(s) of real life. It speaks of not only how tough life can get, but of how one toughens up to take on life. It talks of love lost, found and discovered. And of how people love you back, only when you begin to love yourself first.


About Jaya Siva Murty

I am an author, a freelance writer, social media consultant and a full-time mother of two little kids. After a short span of working as an advertising copywriter, I went on to write for daily publications and magazines. I love writing poetry and fiction and am also the proud author of my first novella called 'Canvas of Dreams' at
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