There she lay lifeless because something had broken inside her. Thousands of memories rolled back in her mind. She wanted to scream, let out her pain, run across, and lock herself in the room, yet she found it hard even to shed a tear. What is this weird feeling?
‘Aarohi…Are you okay?‘ Noor cried, breaking her thoughts.
looked concerned. But Aarohi was still packing the bundle of memories that got
‘Aarohi, will you respond?‘ Now Noor’s voice demanded an answer. But Aarohi did not utter a word.
of her mind, she knew one day this was about to happen, but what she didn’t
know was, how she would handle this news.
been more than a year Rehan left her, but somehow, she still couldn’t let him
go of her life.
‘Move on, Aarohi!‘ Her friends joked about it.
deep down, only she knew how much difficult it was for her.
it really easy for people to give up on people they love the most?
remembered every night, making promises to herself to let go of things and
start new. And yet she found herself caged in those same walls of love and
affection. She screamed and cried for help at the top of her voice, but it was
as if the world had become deaf to her voice.
today she smiled at the pain and at those walls that no longer hold her. This
was not the end for her but a new beginning. And, as the world started to fade
in her eyes, she took the last look at the paper in hand which read ‘Rehan weds
Mithali’ and closing her eyes she embraced death with open arms.
Last week when boredom began to take over me and as my saviour I looked upon my friend to get some movie choices. She suggested me a list of movies in which I happened to come across a movie named ‘Letter’s to Juliet’. Now, there might be many among you who have watched it decade ago but I assume that there are still several ignorant like me who are totally unaware of it. The movie was a delight but what caught my attention was the fact on which the entire movie was designed. You can call me naïve but until this point in my life I was completely unaware of this sweet-tempered tradition that has been into practises for ages now. As we all know, Sir William Shakespeare never failed to impress us with his remarkable writings but to have one of his most beautiful fictional character Juliet Capulet from his timeless romance genre Romeo Juliet into life is a next level of intimacy towards literature.
Love is in the Air in Verona, Italy
A place in Verona, Italy (Juliet’s hometown) which is considered Juliet’s home, where there is this iconic balcony which Romeo is said to have climbed every night to meet Juliet; lovelorn folks from around the world visit this place writing notes and letters to Shakespeare favourite heroine, seeking her advice and counsel. And it’s not just that, there is a club which includes members who called them Juliet’s secretaries. This team of volunteers reply back to every heartfelt letter or note that is addressed to Juliet on behalf of Juliet. If you look beyond the scraps of paper, pink bubble-gum and graffiti-plastered walls of Juliet’s home and you’ll find a genuine and lovely tradition known as the Club di Giulietta. How interesting is that, right? Ever since the time I watched the film and researched about this endearing belief, I have this constant urge to experience what it feels like to write an actual letter pouring your heart out to one of literature’s great heroine. And getting a letter from Juliet is definitely something on my bucket list :p
Watching the larger
than life bond between you two has certainly kindled love in the life of every
girl next door like me. You made us believe that not every love story has to have
a fairy tale romance, but rather an ordinary love story can spark more magic
when it is genuine. Even though every girl is looking out for their prince
charming but deep down, all we need is a much-in-love partner who is equally
driven by the quest for good food and good times. I have travelled this journey
of your story with you. You taught us that love is found in the simplest of
From calling each
other ‘Slothbear’ and ‘Momo’ to the time, Dhruv sent you mutton biryani in the office
to make up for your ruined outfit and when Kavya made perfect Sunday breakfast
for you when you missed the wedding – You guys are couple goals. It was always
a delight to watch your food arguments and your passion for food, especially
momos. You reminded me that in the race
of creating a wonderful and extra-ordinary future, you should not forget to
enjoy the little moment that is present in our life.
Dhru, the way you pampered
Kavya and made her the best stew when she was ill definitely shows how quintessential
boyfriend you’re that every girl would crave for.
Kavya, the way you
cheered Dhruv to follow his dream and supported him like a backbone, you
certainly have stolen a million hearts through your cuteness already.
Like every ordinary
romance which seems breezy and light later is interrupted by conflict, you too
faced these storm clouds. I felt a pinch in my heart, seeing you struggle to figure
out whether you both are even friends anymore? Something struck inside me when
you raised the question of whether one should move on from relationships when
things don’t feel the same anymore or stick together and make it work? Because
deep inside, I so badly wanted you to work it out.
You’re a classic
modern-day couple that juggles through everyday tiffs, insecurities, uncertainties,
and career goals but yet manages to make their friendship survive all the
storms. So, what if there are fundamental differences in your personalities and
you perceive things differently? Nothing else matters as long as you look at it
together. As long as one accepts their mistake and the other forgives and as
long as you are there for each other because in the end nothing else really
matters except the little things.
Lots of Love,
Ordinary fan of your extra-ordinary Love story
P.S: For those who are unaware of these two amazing individuals and are still wondering what made them so special then please go watch ‘Little Things’ web series on ‘Netflix’(And kindly note that this is not a promotion post rather a genuine appreciation post for the two brilliant characters)
lot of us hoped for n number of things in life, material objects that can
symbolise our status and success. Many among us wish to own a house, have a fruitful
career, and have a happy family. Apart from possessions and recognition, people
also desire security and fulfilment of a relationship. When we finally meet our
soul partner, we are thrilled and believe that life is now complete. However,
when things go off the beam, and the connection reaches an end, we go through mixed
emotions that seem like to tear our soul apart. Losing people who are beloved
to us leaves us in pain, and we do not understand how to handle it: let go.
Letting go of a relationship that has meant everything to us is not a cake walk.
It is tough to even think about losing someone who has given us so much to remember. A person who we wanted to spent our whole life with, the only person whom we were always to rely on, the only person who stood beside us when the rest left us suddenly disappears from our world. Nobody can ever envisage the aching, the agony we would be going through. It would be the time when we feel alone, depressed but each one of us has to undergo this pain some or the other day in our life. When we lose somebody near to us, our world can feel suddenly different and unknown. Without them, we wouldn’t know what to do.
start to miss them so much. Even though they are not near, we always carry them
in our heart. We may find simple routine tasks nearly impossible to do. On
another day we may feel depressed, and the next moment we might be angry toward
friends, family, or the world. For some, the experience will be intense, with a
quick succession of high and low emotions. But we should always remember that
whatever emotion you are feeling is a part of your grieving process.
The hardest part of all to unchain our heart that’s holding on and start to live our life again as nothing has happened at all. At that acute moment, the only thing left with us is the memories of our dear one. These memories work as a ray of sunshine after the storm to bring a smile on our face. Even though it’s meant for a few seconds, we are pleased to have those memories stored. While looking back to the stack of photos, we realise it is the best way of preserving the memories of our dear one. They are the window to our past that was once so beautiful.
tears flow down while we sit there and attempt to describe that picture.
It is probably the most painful memory we have. But whether good or bad,
these will only be the things you have with you of your dearly one. There will
be so many good moments you shared – It might be the first time you met them,
the happy moments you both shared, your marriage, the moments when you fought
over silly topics and then try to overcome those fights apologising to each
other. These small little moments form a major part of our life through
we try to move on with our life, we might find that we can think of our loved
one and feel happy instead of sad or hurt. Embrace those feelings of joy and
happiness, and think of them as the gifts your loved one has provided you. Despite
how firm we try, we cannot live in the past nor stay forever in the present. To
live, we must move on and look to the future. In spite of several years passing
by, the love that we once lost cannot be replaced, as if we have lost a part within
us. The aching of that damage stays forever. Still, life goes on, sadly on a
different pathway than we assumed. Sometimes it’s the only choice left which
becomes the only way to live our life. We need to feel good and live with the memories of a precious
one, treasure them and move on in life.
She might not be the easiest girl to fall for. She tends to overthink a lot. Sometimes, she tends to overreact and often gets insecure. If you are with her, she’ll want your complete attention. Even though she doesn’t say much, but she notices every minute detail about you. She doesn’t appreciate fancy gifts, all she wants is your time and love. She is quite skeptical about her choices and therefore requires a lot of assurance.
There are times when she doesn’t know when to stop fighting with you even if she’s wrong and there are days when there is a storm inside her but still prefer to stay Calm. She might shove you away if she senses that you will hurt her. She may not be a Foodie but she can have her favourite food all week round. She might not be a sports enthusiast but outdoor games still do not fail to bring out the child in her. She loves to hang out but at the same time, she is one who would prefer to spend her weekends in the comfort of her home.
Loving her will pressure you, make you anguish, at times break your heart. There will be a time when loving her will test you, challenge you, and might as well change you. It may get so tough that you’ll be lured to walk away; it may get so difficult that you’ll think about giving up, and it may get so intricate that you won’t want to deal with her anymore. Loving her means you get to see her at her worst and most vulnerable and that is something that you’ll have to be strong enough to handle because she needs someone who’s tolerant enough to understand her.
She might not be the best at being loved but she’s pretty amazing at loving. Once you succeed in conquering her heart, you will have the best of her. She is the woman that will not have any second thoughts in giving all she could, just to get the smile on her man’s face. She loves fearlessly, unconditionally and sincerely. She will be the one you can bank upon when the rest of the world becomes cynical. If you’re her Man then you are the Man of her tiny little world too. And if she really is the one for you then She is definitely worth the risk 🙂
You watch Science-fiction Movies, I like Horror Films
You Play PS, I Read Books
You think Practically, I think Reasonably
You can talk to anyone and everyone, I’m reserved and keep distance from Strangers
There are a whole lot of things which we don’t have in common. But, the most important uncommon thing between us is the fact that we are loving two different people.
You love me and I love you.❤️
And that is the beauty of our relation or for that matter every relation. To appreciate the differences instead of trying to change your partner. Celebrate these small things in life because these are things that matter the most in every relation. Accepting the uncommon and giving them the same importance as common.
Last week, my 2-year-old nephew asked me a sweet question. He asked me what love is. which actually made me rethink my definition of love. So what exactly is love? For me, it is something more than just an emotion. It is something that has binds us all together. It is feeling that holds the strength of making even the impossible possible. It’s a touch of warmth and care. Something that is so pure like the innocence of children.
Love has no definite definition; it is everything that we do for the person we care for. It is when your mom cooks your favourite dinner for you or your dad gives the last piece of his pizza to you just because you like it, or when your sibling saves you from getting scold or when your friend helps you in shopping. Love is found in the simplest of things. One doesn’t always have to gift fancy gifts or take you out for expensive dinner dates. It is not something that you need to show always, it is something that needs to be felt.
Love is not always a bed of roses. Sometimes there are thorns too. It is graceful. It is stubborn. It is restful. It is wild. It sometimes is gentle and sometimes tough. It ties you down and at the same time helps you fly. It strengthens you within and sometimes makes you vulnerable too. Nowadays, we tend to take love for granted. You can’t just fake love; it is something that is natural. It is sweet sacrifices and compromises that we do for our loved ones. It not about ‘me’, it is more about ‘you’ and ‘we’ and that what’s making it so special.
The understanding of other person’s point of view and respecting their thinking is what defines love. But remember, love is a two-way street and never should be walked down alone. Never beg down for your love and self-respect. You can’t just force things on somebody just because you believe it. What matter is how you make them believe in it and how you appreciate the differences? Love is a butterfly that will fly away if you run behind it but will come and sit on your shoulder if you embrace it. It is like sand in your palm. The more you try hard to hold it, the more you will lose it.
If you genuinely care about the person, you should respect their set of decisions, guide them whenever needed but always take their thoughts into consideration. A little jealousy and possessiveness are always healthy in a relationship but never make it your definition. We tend to develop an ownership of the person we love. Surely, it is natural that we want to feel important and special in that person’s life and there’s is nothing wrong about it. But being bossy and dominating in a relationship is certainly not the right thing to do
Love is happiness and it should not make you or your partner feel frustrated and irritated. If the relation is getting toxic day-by-day, it is advisable to end it on a good note rather than dragging yourself in it. Learn to solve your issues maturely by communicating transparently rather than just shouting at the top of your voice and humiliating the other person. Every relation will have fights and difference of opinions but how you manage to overcome them is what defines love.
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