We’ve read about it in books, seen it in movies and experienced it in life too. Though not too many of us have been lucky enough to witness real love.
You may now ask what is ‘real love?’ Love is love, isn’t it? It’s how your heart skips a beat when you seen that person or when you hear them call out to you. Isn’t love the feeling you experience while feeling their fingers slip through yours while walking down a street or them getting all protective about you when you’re in a crowded area?
Yes, love is all of that. But real love is something you feel for that person even when they’re not around you or maybe even when they’re not a part of your life.
Real love is that feeling of being complete, of being whole, of knowing that things are perfect just by thinking about that one person. It’s that feeling that brings a smile on your face in your darkest hour or your weakest moment.
I’ve been in love before – said those three words I thought meant the world to me and even uttered those promises of undying love and being together forever. But some wise person once told me – “Nothing lasts forever. And love? That’s just an emotion. It screws you in the head, over and over again.”
I had all but given up on finding love again and immersed myself in doing things that kept me away from thinking about not having a special person in my life.
That’s when I found him. In the weirdest of ways, in the most unlikeliest of situations. I wasn’t sure if he would love me back. If he would feel the same way for me as I did for him. But I didn’t really care. Love can be one-sided and you can actually be happy. You have someone to love, someone to care for; and that is the best feeling in the world.
There were sparks, unsaid words and feelings so strong that neither of us wanted to give up on the other. We didn’t give us a name. We didn’t tell the world about us. It was our secret.
I wasn’t sure if it would last for a long time. The longest I’ve gone with someone was two years, and despite this seeming different, with my history of screwing up relationships, I knew I would mess up.
It was him who took the lead. Gave me the strength to believe that miracles do happen in life. That it is possible to find someone who could make you go head-over-heels and someone with whom you would want to spend the rest of your life with.
It’s impossible to explain how you feel about a person. Words don’t add up, you become a complete failure at creating a simple sentence and there’s like a permanent blockage in your head.
But there’s something about being in love that makes you poetic, no matter if the poems don’t end up rhyming.
There’s something about being in love that makes you want to put pen to paper and write them a long letter, no matter if you end up saying the same things to them.
There’s something about being in love that makes you want to shower them with romantic quotes, flowers, and links to songs you think they might like.
It’s safe to say that he gave me a reason to look forward to in life. To wake up in the morning and know that there is someone out there for me who wants to see me, baggy clothes, disheveled hair and all. There’s someone who misses me and wants to spend every waking (maybe every sleepy) moment with me.
And there’s someone who I wish to spend the rest of my life with.
“Can you wait for two years?”
I’ll wait for you for the rest of my life, if I have to.
I’ll never forget that day, nor the exact moment. That was my Platinum Day of Love, and I want to share that with him.
I know this is real love. Those six words have made it clear to me. Saying ‘I love you’ isn’t always necessary. Sometimes, it’s small statements like these that have a HUGE impact and make you realise that “This Is It.” It takes just one moment to know that. And if that moment never comes, it’ll never come. Because real love, can’t be forced. It just happens.
And I’m glad it’s happened with me.