#AtoZChallenge : Tacenda


There’s a thing about rainy afternoons when the sky full of dark clouds, with the cold gusts of wind that blow bringing back memories. The petrichor brings along with it a scent of the past that lingers. And with every drop of rain that falls, memories keep pouring  often beginning as a light drizzle and then continue into a heavy downpour – just like the rain. And memories of you came into my mind!


Often you need no reasons to fall in love, it just happens. And I never knew why, but I fell in love with you. I can’t point out the exact time when I started falling in love with you, but the feeling just grew. I loved spending time with you and I’d often find reasons to do so. If there was one thing that I was certain about, it was the fact that you enjoyed spending time with me. I wasn’t sure if you loved me too. But I knew I couldn’t tell you that I loved you because I was sure it wouldn’t be acceptable.  Though it felt right, it wouldn’t be deemed right.


There are barriers to be broken, which I didn’t know to break. Maybe it was because I had no courage to break them. Hence, I had to let you go. There are times you let go but there’s a part of you that still holds on to it. You were that to me. I couldn’t entirely let go of you, for love is hard to forget.


I don’t know if you had felt the same. I never asked you and you never told me. Maybe it was for the best that I didn’t tell you how I really felt about you. Tacenda. We continued as friends but ever so slowly with time priorities changed and we were meant to drift apart. But often when the heart wanders back in time, I ask myself what if I’d told you? Would things be better or would they be worse? I’ll never know!


Tacenda : things at are not to be spoken about or made public ; things that are better left unsaid. 
Origin : Latin


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge again this year. This is my third time participating in the challenge. I’m going with the theme of  “Rare, unusual and beautiful words from various languages”

7 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Tacenda”

  1. Natasha says:

    Beautiful Reema. I wish you had told him, even if it was a no you would have let the weight lift off your heart.
    Lovely emotions beautifully told.
    May you find tender, beautiful love if you still haven’t. ❤️


  2. syncwithdeep says:

    I loved the word and the post. Emotions beautifully said. Some are better to be remained as hidden memories. T is ten commandments. https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/t-ten-commandments-blogchattera2z-atozchallenge-atoz/

  3. lancequadras says:

    Such an amazing way to explain this word.

  4. Ah this brings back so many memories! Such a beautiful word and yet it can hold so much pain.

  5. I guess one of my most famous published short stories (the one in Love Stories That Touched My Heart) comes down to just this one word… again, did not know it.

    When this series is done, would love a post-challenge post on how you came across and chose these words 🙂

  6. Ah its sich a beautiful piece and word. Theres often a dilemma in life, should some things be said, or is it better unsaid!!

  7. A lovely, lyrical story to aptly explain a lovely, lyrical word.

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