The Artisan Who Created The Perfect Couple

Once upon a time there was an artisan who created the best-in-town decorative pieces. The specialty of all the decorative pieces in his shop called “Made for Each Other” was that they were always found in pair. No decorative piece in “Made for Each Other” was found as a single item. “Made for Each Other” attracted people from all over the town, not only because its decorative pieces were the best, but also because they epitomized unison of pieces that were really meant to be together forever. It was a unique store and the artisan was someone who believed in the power of love.

The Artisan of “Made for Each Other” believed that two people, who were meant to be together, should always be together under all circumstances. He believed in the fact that each and every person in the world existed in pair and so, his thoughts also reflected in the decorative pieces that he created. Though the artisan created the most amazing things in the world, but he always felt that there was something missing in his life. He remembered the time when he first started his shop- “Made for Each Other.” He had told his father, “Daddy, you know how much I believe in love and so I promise you that all the things in my shop will always exist in pair. And daddy, I also promise you that whenever in my life I create a masterpiece, the decorative piece that I think is the most memorable one, it will never be sold and I will..” Tears of pain formed in his eyes as he remembered the words he once said to his deceased father.

The constant search of that “something missing” in his life made him create the decorative pieces that everyone in the town loved. His decorative items fetched him demanded price. Infact, people were ready to pay whatever amount he asked for his creations. In just 3 years, he became a rich man, but there was still “something missing” in his life. He still hadn’t created the decorative piece that wasn’t meant to be sold.

His quest made him create a couple- a lovely doll in white dress and a cute boy who looked like a prince. The pretty couple was amazing, but it still didn’t satisfy his quest. He believed that the lovely doll in white dress deserved a better prince. He looked at the couple for long, but felt that they were just not meant to be together. Though the couple was good, but the doll in the white dress should have something better. So, he separated the couple, kept the prince aloof (he had decided that he would create another doll for that prince) and started making yet another prince for the doll in the white dress.

Days later, he created yet another prince for the lovely doll in the white dress. It was better, but again, it didn’t satisfy him. He again felt that the lovely doll in white dress deserved something else. Whenever he looked at the lovely doll in the white dress, don’t know why, he felt that she just didn’t fit well with the princes that he had created. She deserved the best, not the good one or the better one. There was some charm, some aura in the lovely doll with white dress, which compelled the artisan to push the limits and create the best. So, he again separated the second prince from the doll and kept it aside, to create yet another doll that fitted him.

Determined to create the most amazing couple (the doll and the third prince) that will sell in thousands, once the artisan sat alone in the “Made for Each Other” when the customers were gone. The light was dim and he was alone in his thoughts. The decorative items of all kinds looked at him. The dove pair that he created, the rabbit pair, the 5-year-old boy and girl, the mermaid and the man and a lot more pairs sat on the shelves. No pair had forced him to think so much. It was always in the first shot that the decorative items looked as if they were just meant to be together.But this lovely doll in the white dress had really put him in the spot. He felt as if the doll was demanding him for the prince with whom she looked perfectly fitted, someone who would complement her and someone with whom she would look the best. So he pondered hard. He didn’t know whether this time too he would be able to create the perfect prince for her or not, but he just started off. He picked up his tools and started carving the prince. At first, his body came into being. Gradually, his hands and feet came out. Finally, the intricate detailing started. His eyes, the nails on his fingers, his sharp features and wrinkles on the clothes- everything started being visible in due course of time and finally, the prince was created. The artisan was glad, but he still didn’t know whether the prince he created would complement the doll or not. He had a fear in his heart this time because while creating this prince, he had promised in his heart that this would be his last attempt. If the prince didn’t fit the doll this time, he would just give up and for the first time, it would happen that any single item would have been created in “Made for Each Other.”

He stood up with the prince in his hand. His legs felt heavy and with every step towards the lovely doll in white dress, his heart pumped a little harder. His hands trembled. He reached the shelf where the lovely doll in white dress sat. After thinking for 10 seconds or so, he placed the prince next to her and sighed.

Alas! The prince not just fitted perfectly next to the doll, but it was also the “something missing” piece of his life, the decorative piece that he always wanted to create in “Made for Each Other,” the decorative piece that he vowed never to sell and also the decorative piece that he once promised to dedicate to his soul mate… the soul mate who was no more in the world!

This couple, the perfect couple- the lovely doll in the white dress and the most beautiful prince that made her look the best, was the masterpiece of “Made for Each Other.” The artisan called it “Forever Together” and he never sold it, despite being offered the maximum price by the people of the town!

Published by akanksha89

Writing for me is another word for 'breathing.' It is my addiction and I wish and hope that this addiction takes me far in realizing my dream of being a very successful writer. I believe in laughter with my friends, dipping into my thoughts and extracting some really powerful and inspiring stories. I believe in living free, spending each day with a lot more courage and strength. I love lone reading and my dream is to have a beautiful huge library in a home, with a coffee vending machine in the corner and a bean bag where I can just sit and read whatever I want- no one to disturb and no one to intrude my privacy, my "me-time." Keep Reading!! Disclaimer: All the stories on this blog are purely a work of fiction and writer's own imagination and are not copied from anywhere else. DO NOT COPY any of these stories. Also, all the characters of the stories are purely a work of fiction and imagination and have no resemblance to any person living or dead. The stories on this page are meant for recreational purpose and for readers' interest. Any action taken by any of the reader (after reading any of the story) is utterly their own responsibility.

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