Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting – Richard Paul Evans
“We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,
“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” ~ P.S. I Love You
Human expressions are beautiful. Scientifically based on the 6 basic expressions of happiness, surprise, anger, sadness, fear, and disgust, they can be further combined into 20 sentiments – the 6 basic expressions, happily surprised, happily disgusted, sadly fearful, sadly angry, etc etc etc……
Well, i did type in the full list, but all 20 of them is too much to write on the blog. I couldn’t go through it myself. So, in all probability, no one else will. but you get an idea of the possible combos… any ideas on the balance 10 ? It can be a nice mind exercise! OR you can simply google it (as did i)..
Even if i am in any of these 6 basic expressions or 14 of the balance sentiments, i am trying, really hard to mask these expressions and show only one on my face. A smile…
Yes, there may be different kinds of smiles – happy smile, “i know” smile, loving smile, flirty smile, “i told you so” smile, sad smile, “what rubbish are you talking” smile, “i agree with you” smile, ” you look great” smile.., “Hey there stranger” smile (No, i didn’t google these… ).
When you smile, only those who are close to you will understand the sentiment behind it.. for everyone else, it may just compel them to smile back….
Why do I want to strive for it?
Well, stand in front of the mirror and see yourself. Now curve up those corners of your mouth and give your best smile – and look at yourself.
Imagine, seeing this beauty all around you. The world as is today needs us to do a lot of things to make it a better place. i think this one thing could be the easiest one we can contribute towards making it one.
“Some people have lives; some people have music.”
― John Green,
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are becoming, is where the dance of life really begins” ~ Barbara Deangelis
Does the romance in a relationship die after a certain period?
When you are married for a long time, do you start taking your partner for granted?
Well, that is the claim most of the wives make! 🙂
My standard response to this is – Define romance.
I don’t make any claim. The husband never wrote me poems, he never brought me flowers, and he didn’t give me surprises like a diamond ring or an exotic holiday. He never gave me greeting cards (except a couple of times – I think), never wrote me long letters.
Frankly, I never expected him to. Small things like holding my hand when walking on the street, trying to cook a simple dish of daal and rice or offering to dine out when I get held up at office (though, whenever I ask him what he wants to eat, he always says ‘masala dosa’. To which the standard response is rolling my eyes), never making a fuss about the dinner I cook and never being picky about food, giving me a stupid smile and hugging me when I yell at him for making a mess in the house (this hasn’t changed in past 6 years of our marriage) and then making excuses and pointing out how much mess I make too!
Even thinking about it makes me laugh.
Every marriage goes through ups and downs. And we went through our downs, yeah we did! But we climbed back up..
There are still times when we don’t talk to each other in the evening when we get back from work, or are very tired and frustrated with the way the day went. There are times when we sleep with our backs to each other.
But the best part is – in spite of whatever happened the day before, when I wake up in the morning I have his arms around me and my head cradled in the nook of his shoulder – always!
For me, this is romance. And it hasn’t died for us!
You must be wondering why this talk of romance?
A colleague of mine Ismail asked my help to refine a poem he was writing for his fiancée (ooooh…. How romantic!!!! Yeah. Yeah.)
Since, I am officially taking care of the communications for a project; people think I am capable of editing – things – for them. Well, the poor guy had such ‘romantic’ intentions that I didn’t want to spoil it for him. So I agreed.
I have done some refinement in his originally written poem but the thought flow remains his..
I never had this feeling before, so it keeps me guessing..
After seeing you, my heart beats always go missing..
You’re on my mind all the time..
The only one who’s making my world rhyme..
We share this lovely song
And I just wish it goes on and on and on…
When I first saw you I found the melody
I slowly filled in the lyrics to find the serenity
It’s the song of two hearts meeting
A serendipity which is worth everything!
When I sing this tune, everything seems to freeze
My heart beats form the rhythm and lets the world around cease
Slowly and steadily my life’s priorities are changing
The world seems beautiful and life seems amazing!
It is the song of showering love, so tender
Sweetheart, let’s loose the constraint & live in splendour
I look forward to our new life that has now begun
Mesmerised by the new found rhythm, as two hearts beat as one..