“Can you ever imagine falling in love with the aura of a person even before knowing them? Well, that was Prem for me- the magical writer from our college whose words always lured people towards him. And I was no different! Mesmerized by his piece called “The rainbow” in addition to hearing the most wonderful things about him from a common friend, there was always a lingering curiosity within which propelled me to speak to him initially.
Now, cut to a few days later, things automatically fell in place when the both of us had our first proper conversation, stretching from midnight till dawn. It ended somewhere around 6 AM with the sight of a beautiful sunrise and a powerful pause of 20 seconds when we both felt the underlying connection and almost simultaneously uttered the words ‘I love you’.
And just like that was the start of a beautiful bond! What’s better was that the tag of ‘lovers’ never weighed us down- in fact, it felt liberating, especially as two young adults with polar opposite personalities. There was ample scope for each other’s individuality and preferences to flow and we just wanted to happily take care of one another without any expectations.
So this went on for four years, before our families stepped in and asked us to lay a stronger foundation to the relationship through a marriage. And though we were both not fans of the concept, just witnessing their sheer overwhelming support for our alliance, got us to agree.
One thing I chuckle over often, is the fact that he’s bad in math and how our families’ clever decision of having the engagement and wedding on our birthdays, helped him to never forget the dates. But besides the frolick, I believe we are grateful to be in a place where we are still, very much in love even after 11 long years. We are a small family of three now, with the arrival of our son Theo, but nothing seems to have changed. In fact, with an equal sense of responsibility and contribution, our equation has only blossomed further.
Going ahead, what I want for him, of course, is all the success and happiness that life has to offer. He’s an extremely creative individual, busy in building his career and I, therefore, try my best to create an environment at home that stimulates it the right way!
His positivity and general outlook at life has so many including me, the right way, and all I’d hope is for it all to boomerang back in the form of blessings and good luck.
Finally, people often dwell over the concept of soulmates but I guess that idea is often backed by other practical elements like tolerance and respect! If anything, it should feel like home, our comfort zone! That’s probably the only aspect I keep reminding Prem of- to be each other’s ‘homes’ once we bid goodbye to our active years! Hopefully the butterflies exist till then and we keep falling unconditionally for each other!”