Do you believe in love💜? Now, do you?
If yes, then which one do you believe in – the heartrending soul crushing overpowering kind of love or the one with all the sunshine in the world dotted beautifully with the red roses 🌹🌹 and the ‘valentine’s day’ special edition chocolates one? Wait, are you even sure that these are the only two types? I don’t know about you but I don’t think so.
Or wait. Are you one of them? Do you think that love is like a unicorn🐴? It appears to be so pretty and magical in the books and movies, but actually doesn’t exist.
Or maybe. You think like me. You don’t believe you have enough experience to answer such a question. You may have waited for your entire life, but love eluded you. But then again you may have found it in your childhood best friend or in your long lost crush or in the guy next door. You may have hunted for love in the romantic streets of Paris or through the gondolas of Venice. But then again, you stumbled across it in a dark forlorn alley.
You found the love of your life. Should I call you lucky? Or are you going to laugh at me? That bitter heartbroken laugh laced with disappointment which throws the fact in your face that it would have been better the other way.
Didn’t you end up with him(her)? No? But why? Because its life and its never fair. The ‘answer’ to my ‘why’ will give you millions of stories across the world. A thousand different situations with a thousand different characters going through thousand different incidents with the same ending. Damn.
Beau Taplin said, ” One day when you are 14, 28 or 65 you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die. However the saddest and most awful truth you ever come to find is they are not always with whom we spend our lives”
But wait. Don’t go yet. Let me tell you something before you leave. We have all had crushes throughout our life, haven’t we? The idiotic passing stage of infatuation which infests our hearts and minds and makes us behave like immature adolescents (unless you are still one!). But is it always just that? Nothing more? Ever? Its tragic when a great love story comes to an end. Its kind of worse when a love story didn’t even get a chance a happen. Nipped at the bud. Like the love between the bookmark and the last page of a book who never get a chance to meet.
I am sorry. Did this make you sad? But trust me, I don’t want that. I just want you to know what you want. Its always going to be your choice no matter what. Don’t wait for love. If it has to come, it will. Go on with your life. You got your love? Wonderful, I’m so happy for you. (S)He didn’t stay? Go on with your life, someone needs you more. You like someone? Go on tell him(her). Rejected? Well, its NOT the end of the world neither the end of your life. Go on. But you don’t want to tell him? Let it be. Let him(her) be your favourite ‘What if..’ . But don’t stop. Go on. But don’t run. Stroll, as you soak in every bit if life. Live. Focus on the destination. But once in a while, look back and drink it in. It all may be gone tomorrow.
” I wish not to tell you how I feel
I choose silence so that you leave,
Kiss me goodbye and set me free.”
– Sanhita Barua.