Our Self-Written Obituaries – Taruna Khatri, Jodhpur
The 180th death.
[Text and photos sent by Taruna Khatri]
She often looked at herself in the mirror and wondered if anyone knew she was a troubled child.
Taruna Khatri, obnoxious and overly emotional, to be 21 in a week, died during a college trip. An architecture student (but a writer at heart), she slipped and drowned into the Ganga on Panchganga Ghat in Banaras while lighting a diya floating on the river.
Ms Khatri passed away devoid of love, touch, connection and happiness. She went away not having achieved much, accounting to the perpetual state of frustration she dwelt in. Her final days were those of extreme dissatisfaction with herself and with everybody she knew.
‘Detached’ was her first favorite word to define herself, ‘bitter’ was second.
She leaves a less than moderate amount of books, a draft for a family memoir, a scrapbook, some earrings, some dry flowers, some unused diaries and a grave, grave sense of loss for leaving her most prized possessions behind her.
She was a prisoner of her over-thinking mind who never learned to make herself happy. She hopes to be reborn with a lot more passion she lacked in this life.
Our Self-Written Obituaries invites people to write their obituary in 200 words. The idea is to share with the world how you will like to be remembered after you are gone. (May you live a long life, of course!) Please mail me your self-obit at firstname.lastname@example.org.