What is Love?

As I was wandering through the lanes of my mind on a lazy Saturday afternoon with a burger in my hand, I was somewhere lost between pondering about love or burgers or both, but as the sky was beautiful and maybe it was the influence of the songs (Agar tum saath ho and Simply the best) I was listening to, I chose to give my thoughts to love. As I started to think about Love and the complications that come along with it, this is a bit of what went through my mind.

We have so many ideas and expectations of love, as I have written earlier, millennials think love is complicated – Modern Love, but, really

Love is not always dressed in a pretty black dress waiting for you at the end of the hall

Love is at times in jumpers with crooked teeth crossing the road in front of you.

Love is not dinners at restaurants whose name you cannot pronounce,

Love is having cup noodles at 4 a.m. in the winters.

Love is the butterflies you have while holding their hands

Love is looking across the room filled with people and meeting their gaze somewhere in the middle.

Love is not about marriage or societal tags

Love is about seeing through eternity together.

Love is not about being happy all the time,

Love is having the strength to live through the sadness.

Love is dancing in the rain; love is having a bucket of ice cream to ourselves.

Love is in every tiny bit we do. Love is simple, it is us who complicate it by our expectations of love.

And I finally got up to not ponder but dig into the burger, after all love is also in eating a delicious burger.

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Modern Love

I am a sunflower, a little funny, if I were a rose, maybe you’d pick me!

My earphones had this on loop when things went left. I couldn’t fathom what really happened. I spent weeks in denial, then months in sadness and eventually accepted that I wasn’t worth the fight.

After months of self-loathing and guilt came a resounding belief that I did everything that could have been done, you did everything that could’ve been done. Yes, I left and you can blame me for that and I can blame you for not fighting enough!

But we weren’t meant to be together, we knew that since the first time we met, right? I was the girl who’d overthink over things that didn’t require thought, the girl who’d prefer long walks instead of sitting in over the top places, the girl who had faith and you were the boy with a fire in the black of your eyes, you were the boy who was overprotective of the people you love, you were the boy who would sing and dance to music that was unbearable for my ears. But we changed, we adapted to each other’s needs and I always said that no matter how many traits you change, your core never really changes. You never really alter your core. And from love, it became something more complicated if there is such a thing. We became the swing that goes forward but equally backward too, our minds became aloof, and even though you and I were together but there were only moments when we really were.

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