My Journey From Head to Heart
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Love is in the air. (Ya, I know, 'corny')

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein

Here it is again. Dreamy eyed-draped-in-hues-of-red-&-pink-cozy-couples ubiquitous as far as one can perceive. Gifts galore, love is in the air, head over heals on cloud #9.

It's St. Valentine’s Day! It’s a day when card-cookie-chocolate-teddy bear-flower sellers hit jack pot, it's a day when guys/gals get an excuse & extra batch of courage hormones to propose the objects of their desires. Even if it's a no, they'll be saved from the embarrasement coz Hey, it's valentines day!

For singles, cynics, broken hearts & unhappy ‘couples’ it can be a foolish reason to be ecstatic about, a waste of one's time, money & energy, loneliest time of the year next only to Christmas & new years, sighs – of disgust or of longing & expectations, love-birds who are together, will still be together - but with some one else next year or it's just another day. Yuck! So Chhesy, we say!

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.- Jules Renard

For idealists, die hard romantics & happy couples it's a day of fullness, of feeling complete. The heart is full of love & appreciation of the ‘sweetie’, starry eyes are full with one-hundred-and-one dreams with 'the one', mind & the entire being is full with the fragrant thoughts of the beloved & you are full with the smiles that stretch from this ear all the way to Timbaktoo.

Nestle up with your BF/GF complete with sweet nothings, mushy feelings, candy hearts, cozy long drives, long walks on the beach on a moonlit night, sprawled on the terrace together or on warm freshly cut grass under the stars on a clear night with cool spring breeze, lazily floating, with the fragrance of her perfume, snuggle up together on a couch in front of a Hugh Grant or Adam Sandler flick, ice-cream, kisses - some stolen some not so...
Is this Bliss or what?

Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ` Unknown.

For me it's all of the above & more.

On the other hand I would also love to spend such a day quietly with 'her' doing seva i.e. service. In an orphanage, playing with mischievous-gigling-playful- kids or helping some one in need, coz this is the 1st thing common between us – attitude of service. Go to dinner near beach, gifts, walking together hand in hand, kiss, drop her home & then talk to her until the break of dawn. Well, may be, someday.....

Personally I don't believe there should be ONE day dedicated JUST for Love.
'Love is not an emotion, it's our very being' - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
However if there can be a day dedicated to the love between brother-sister than why not a day to celebrate love between a couple?
It's the commercialization and sugar coated ness of the day that makes me cringe. It should be a private day, for intimate revelation of hearts innermost musings, not like an election campaign. If we can be as thoughtful & loving towards our beloved every day throughout the year, I think V day would be much more meaning full, in terms of re-affirming the wows already made & kept every day.

I don't think I have ever 'celebrated' V day with anyone in my life! I've loved & cheated upon & dumped & bailed out on but I haven’t been together with the 'love's of my life' on a V day. Wow! First time this thought has crossed my mind. Hmm it’s not bad.

And I don’t believe anyone who declares “they are single & happy & that’s the way to be”, because secretly they want to be with some one too, no matter how they try to validate their feelings.

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.- Lamartine

So Happy Valentines Day to couples & Happy Independence Day to people like us! May the cup of our heart always be overflowing with Love.

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~
Author Unknown

1 Hitch Hikers:

Omkar Nisal said...

hey this is a very beautiful expression.

i agree.. "i am happily single" saying people.. (like me) deeply and secretly desire to belong and to give oneself to his/her beloved.

thank you for this post.

its well written..
Jai gurudeva


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