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Of Marriage, Love and everything in between

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Of Marriage, Love & Everything in Between

That very last piece of chocolate you save.

That glance across a crowded room that speaks only to you.

That exasperated eye rolling, that questioning quirk of an eyebrow, that lopsided smile that signals special secrets.

The waiting as she can’t decide between 15 shades of Red, and as he makes up his mind about the shoes he wants to buy.

The driving out at midnight for a tub of ice cream, or scanning the aisles for a specific sun cream.

Searching eyes scanning arrivals and the smile that lights them up when you spot them.

Tapping your foot as you wait outside theatres and trial rooms.

The puking over the toilet bowl and holding up sweaty hair.

The waiting up all night to see the temperature on a fevered brow come down. Pretending you’re full, when you see them enjoying the dish more.

Not switching channels during a sports tournament or listening to a sappy song playing on the radio.

Long walks. Pillow talk. Impatient sighs. White lies.

Bad food, bad decisions, bad timing and the good that sometimes comes out of it.

That last slice of hope, which never runs out.

The shoulder which props them up when they are sinking and there for you when you need a good cry.

That tiny flicker of hope that bravely attempts to light up dark days.

The dark days that leave you with wisdom that brightens your future.

Unsaid words, buried feelings, the apology that never came or the understanding that came too late.

Heart-wrenching sobs. Gurgles of laughter bubbling forth.

Endless conversations. Companionable silence.

Joy. Remorse. Despair. Elation.

Patience. Tolerance. Persistence.

Giving. Forgiving.

Marriage is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, when you have no idea what the big picture would look like.

And Love?

Is what seeps in between the crevices of the pieces, gluing them all together.

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  1. How lovely – first read of the day should be happy n sweet like this ons.
    Marriage is like a jigsaw, absolutely. And both the pieces have to fit to perfection to complete the bigger picture.

    1. Thank you for reading, Dipika 🙂

  2. I don’t think I have read a more apt description of love and marriage than this. Love is a comfort to me and all that happens in between. Loved this!

    1. Glad it resonated with you, Naba. Thanks for reading:)

  3. You summed it all dear, I am still thinking if their is any emotion you missed. Brilliantly penned. Loved it

  4. Yes, love is all that. It changes its definition as the years go by, when love becomes ‘caring’ and looking out for each other. Love is all that and so much more!
    So so beautifully expressed, Mayuri! <3

    1. Glad you liked it, Shilpa. Thanks for reading:)

  5. So beautifully put, Mayuri! I love the wordplay and how true it is!

  6. Nothing under the Sun left untouched, Mayuri! With every line came the gentle lapping of emotions on the shore of the heart… got drifted to a blissful land.

    1. Thanks so much, Anagha!:)

  7. Truat you to put all the right feelings in the right order… That part about ice cream is so true… For us it’s gingerbread ice cream what a beautiful and heart warming post I got to read this morning

    1. Thanks, Raj. glad it resonated with you. Hope to try Gingerbread Ice cream sometime:)

  8. So glad I read this in the morning, Mayuri! This warmed my heart and I was smiling all through.
    I’m always asked how having an arranged marriage feels like and I say ‘Our love story is still being written’.

    1. That is such a sweet thing to say, Varsha. Thanks for reading 🙂

  9. The last 4 lines! <3 <3 <3

    You couldn't have said it any better, Mayuri! Beautiful verses 🙂

  10. Lucky I read this today. After a fairly bad day, this is exactly what made me feel why it is all worth it. I loved it all Mayuri.

    1. Thank you for your lovely words, Jayanthy.

  11. Ah! Love it. It’s always the little things that make marriage and loving so special. Great stuff, Mayuri.

  12. Such a sense of love, romance and memories of years together in this post. And they’re all so special, aren’t they? Sticking together through thick and thin. Enjoyed this, Mayuri 🙂

  13. That’s absolutely beautiful. It’s so difficult to put down what love and marriage are all about and you did it so well Mayuri. Dropped by after a long time and I’m glad I caught this one.

  14. So glad I browse this within the morning, Mayuri! This warm my heart and that I was smiling during.
    I’m forever asked however having associate organized wedding looks like and that I say ‘Our romance remains being written’

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