Why do you think it matches the story?
Atiya Sumar

Your analysis is quite close to mine. Her expression is expectant and hopeful not disillusioned. She is alone, not lonely. The birds in the background are a stark contrast to her solitary reality. Their wings maybe be clipped but they have each other. The loss becomes bearable. It may not even seem like a loss. She may be intact but is still alone. Whose reality is better? The birds with the clipped wings or her solitude in spite of her perfection?