They say in little things you find
life’s true pleasure. This stands true
to what I was a bliss spectator today.
As a routine on an evening walk towards mini sea shore, I had this craving to taste some malai kulfi at the very famous supreme, there I met this beautiful couple,very early in their relationship, riding on a bicycle they reached there, with wife sitting at front the front rod holding the grocery they had bought for to take care of dinner.
The lady was very happy to be finally there & was glancing through the menu board, by the time her husband would realise she had made a choice with what she would go for. The guy was nervous & exhausted as it seemed he had just come from his work, while her wife was about to order two kulfis for both of them, he asked her the get only one, as he was left with a few bucks, the lady took him to the side & whispered something in his ears, that made him at ease, she took out some change from her pocket which could buy the 2nd kulfi. The guy at that moment was very emotional as his eyes could speak, he had this feeling that he couldn’t afford the 2nd kulfi, but at the same time he was happy to be blessed with the partner who understood him & was very supportive & encouraging.
Till the time the kulfi was being served, the lady held his hand & was talking all the good moments they shared & how she had saved those extra bucks to get that kulfi. This conversation was filled with so much of love & gratitude, it made me stand there & slower my speed of gulping kulfi. One the other hand there was this happy moment to cherish, the way the lady was looking towards him & was enquiring as to how was his day was so beautiful to see.
As the kulfi arrived, she fed the first bite to him & then he fed her the second.. This was so picture perfect stuff, as you would see in typical bollywood movies, but what had the charm, was this soulful bond they shared. The way she made him comfortable, the way she made him forget the fact that he couldn’t afford the 2nd icecream, the way she held his hand & stood closer to him to just make him realise how deep she loved him, & no matter what he would always have her beside.
At times, when relationships survive on looks, lust, status, lifestyle, to see something of this kind reinstates your faith in love. I was having this conversation with my mom when i last met her, as to life, love, marriage, she was describing that how hard the things have become to find a girl to get married, how it starts from the guy’s education, his salary, travels through his relationships, whether the parents will stay with him after marriage, the property share he would be getting & the list goes on.
At times when one settles for a Seven digit salary, good looking guy, nuclear family, abroad settled, out there is this love too, which is happy to sit on the front rod of bicycle, hold your hand, love you for who you are, embrace your shortcomings. Be there with you through every good & bad. The guy was blessed have her besi
This rawness is what reinstates your faith in love.
Love that complements you,
Love that completes you.
Settle for nothing less.
Lady by my side ♥️