Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Falling In Love

Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are fictional. Any resemblance to some person or event is by no means a mere coincidence.

It all started some 5 or 6 years ago when an extremely immature girl came across a quite average guy and by some complex reasoning, or the lack of it, believed him to be the most wonderful person she had ever met. Well, that is when it all started for the girl in our story; because start it does everyday, every minute, when somebody in this world finds somebody else to be out of this world! But coming back to our story, the girl thought long and hard about how extraordinarily perfect this guy was, and came to the conclusion, that, it would only be logical to fall in love with him. The next steps were pretty simple, since with all the books and movies publicizing it, everyone in today's world knows what to do when you fall in love. So she did it all with great enthusiasm: she thought about him, wrote immature poetry and completely lost her power of speech whenever she caught sight of him. She did it all for a long time too, till she realized movies were movies and books were books and nobody went back to check if they really did live happily ever after. She had friends, guys, who in the mean time had found her to be their 'amazing person' and, as the books and movies tell us, had decided to propose to her. Exactly what was proposed was never quite clear, for there was rarely a straightforward proposal involved. Regardless, our heroine kept refusing till one day she realized there was one friend she found more amazing than her most amazing person! She thought long and hard about him, and he about her, and he asked her out (again out where was not an issue) and she said yes and they fell in love with each other. This time it was like the movies, with all the beautiful scenes and nice long walks, but absolutely no song and dance sequences involved! There was even a lot of romantic dialog and staying awake thinking about each other, in short it was the much hyped 'true love'! The truth however varies along the time axis, which is the primary reason for all complications in human history (followed closely by boredom and dissatisfaction). So, things got complicated, and the 'true love' wasn't so true anymore, and there being very few books and movies about it, they had no idea how to deal with it! So they 'broke up', because that's what people did when things got complicated, and regretted it, because that's what people did when they break up! But what really made our now quite mature girl lose all faith in the books and movies was when 'true love' happened a second time! This was in direct contradiction to every scripted and visual story she had experienced and so, for the first time she decided to do it her way. She liked it too, and had loads of fun, and dreamed lots of dreams about the present and the future! Some of these, to her utter delight, started coming true! Some others fought obstinately and remained forever elusive fantasies. It was these that got her upset and made her doubt love again. They even went so far as to make her question her preformed notions about this thing they called 'true love'. It was then that magic happened. It was then that she found love and it was always very true indeed. Because love she did and loved she was and it was no longer restricted between two insignificantly tiny people on a planet called Earth. It was, in fact, shared by a lot of insignificant tiny creatures on a planet called Earth. And that was what made it neither insignificant, nor tiny! It was the force that preserved life on earth, in spite of the extreme dullness involved. Because love made you love life, and just when you were about to give up on it, it would very cleverly remind you of how your dog snuggled against your legs or the card your mom gave you for your 12th birthday! And then love would challenge you, and mock you, till you finally conceded that you were, in fact, utterly, completely and irrevocably in love...with your World!

p.s. I know most of you started reading this just to find out about my love life. Well, sorry but the story does not describe my love life. Else it would include a certain puppy called Figo and a lot of chocolate sundaes.


13 comments:

  1. Well..fell in love with the article... I concur with the conclusion.,like like :)

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  2. amazing.. fabulous.. marvellous...exuberating.. falling short of words :) in short..Loved it!

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  3. Live to love life another day!
    :D

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  4. Beautifully written post...I like the way the post started and the way it ended... well.. was totally unexpected for a 'love post' but the view taken is totally acceptable.
    I loved every bit of it.

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  5. the only thing that made sense was the postscript :P
    ... way to go :)

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  6. The truth however varies along the time axis - amazing thought.

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  7. Highly philosopic, but presented in an awfully interesting manner!

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  8. Really crisp and enjoyable..
    Amazing fluency as always..

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  9. Brilliant perspective and impeccably true story !

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  10. " start it does everyday, every minute, when somebody in this world finds somebody else to be out of this world! " loved these lines

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  11. So, what do we learn?

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    1. That we constantly misinterpret "love"

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