Of the Cream by Bharath Upendra

The close up of a pair of hands holding a cream bun in their open palms
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Do you like cream bun? I abhor it. I think the cream just ruins it, even though that’s what you buy one for. Two out of every 10 people don’t really prefer it. That’s my calculation, not a legit number. How does that even matter? I’m saying this to myself, like I have, about a million other things, a million times. Unlike what you think, I talk to myself when I’m in company, not in loneliness. And when I’m truly alone, I curse people for not being around. I’m like that cream bun, y’know, burdened by my essence or maybe, that statistic that’s seldom right but believable. I don’t like fitting in even though I come across as one that does. I really don’t. Go buy something you like.


Bharath Upendra considers himself a regular Joe who unapologetically talks about the usual and obvious. Writing to him is like an uninvited guest who still hasn’t left and to whom he’s gotten used to anyway.

You can find more of his writing at Bharath’s Banter where he speaks his mind and writes his heart.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bharath’s words are an honest reflection of how many of us feel. The half-hearted want of what we don’t like, and liking what we really don’t want. Though the cream bun may not be aware of this dilemma, it can be burdening for people confronted by choices. Fitting in is never easy and we often do it to eliminate the loneliness. Is it the fear of being alone or the realization that if we are it really doesn’t matter. Tough questions that make me want to indulge my sweet tooth. Cream bun anyone?
    Congratulations Bharath!

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  2. michnavs says:

    this is really lovely

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    The internal contradiction has a mind of its own. Hear, hear!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Nicely done, a great way to make a point my friend! Did you have to use one of my favorite things to eat, touch on the diet. Great piece.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. You really like cream bun??


  5. Congratulations Bharath! Great creamy piece with lots of layers .. after my own heart. 💖

    Liked by 3 people

      1. You’re so welcome! 💖


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