I am not so eager to part with my ‘newly married’ or ‘notun bou’ tag just now but ‘times’- they keep rolling and it’s almost that time of the year again. The memories of the butterflies of the impending celebrations and anxiety of the big day are back again….almost a year later……1 whole year since 11 December 2011 when ‘we’ got hitched! (or rather as Deep puts it- ‘phaans gaya’)
It’s a lovely Saturday morning outside and I was listening to an almost vintage 90’s song “I am very very sorry, tera naam bhul gayi” on TV from the film “Chaand ka Tukda”. The song immediately brought back memories of the times when “Superhit Muqabla” was the most eagerly awaited thing in my life. It was also then that I had listened to some of the most remarkable songs of my life. And also college! where I made my Oriya friend listen to Kabir Suman and was introduced to the music that Beatles and Bob Marley made. Not to forget the eternal Kishor Kumar.
I suddenly struck me that a song tells a thousand stories. So why not tell our story the old world style? when we actually exchanged love letters 🙂 (over the internet of course!). Deep, let’s make this wonderful milestone a memorable one for us……because this is the beginning of a journey that we will cherish for lifetime(s) to come. Let’s make this journey lyrical and magical!
The times when we had heard stories about each other from our parents, wrote long letters, had chat-a-thons 🙂
When we discovered the common joys over chai (aam panna :P), books, history and life in general.
The pangs of separation! Miles apart…foreign shores….unknown skies….and endless wait.