Aug 15, 2008

meaning of love

man returns after a hard day's labour... his eyes meets those of his wife and pat he asks, "what is wrong? have they (meaning his daughter and son) something?"...
the daughter wondered how can the man make out that something is wrong just as he sees his wife?
now well into midlife, the scene is like this in the daughter's home. her husband returns from work. most of the days, it is she who opens the door as he gets back from work. their eyes meet and she gets the same comfort when he looks straight into her eyes and can make out if something is wrong... now she gets the answer to her question about her dad...
for the daughter this is love... of getting undescribable comfort... but she has realised that it takes an aweful lot of hard work to attain that comfort... for them, it has taken a little above 23 years to juggle with their differences and still hold frimly on to each other... now they can pride themselves on shared memories (and no not all are pleasant)... but they have learnt to handle unpleasantness too...
they have grown up together, and are now growing old together... for them, it is the togetherness that has mattered... so much so that the girl has not budged from her husband's side as he switched jobs, moved cities and countries... and he, on his part, has been the constant shoulder for her to lean on...

2 comments:

deep said...

and do they say to the tune of Robert Browning:"Grow old with me, the best is yet to be..."???????

tapashree said...

Splendid!!!