Thursday, December 22, 2005

Old Love


No, no, this isn’t a post on Jeffrey Archer’s collection of short stories…though they were splendid! I just stole the title of one of them, because well, I thought it was apt for the subject of what I’m going to write- my parents.

My parents got married way back in September, 1969. An arranged marriage, they knew nothing about each other. My mom, a young, innocent girl of 20 and my dad, a handsome 24 year old! Even after marriage they hardly got to know one another. My brother was born a year after and the 2nd one followed soon. Mom got bound taking care of two of the brattiest kids ever to be born while dad got busy with his ever-increasing workload.

Years went by. Just when they thought they could have some fun when my brothers were old enough to take care of themselves, I came into the picture. You’d think I’d do them a favor by being a good girl…no, sire! I monopolized all of my parents’ time and they got to spend none with each other.

Soon my brothers got married. Then my niece was born. Mom got busy and dad got busier. Their behavior with each other wasn’t what they really wanted it to be. They found time to quarrel with one another…and grew further apart.

It’s been a while now…I sort of, became used to their constant bickering. But I’ve noticed, ever since dad retired, it’s gone down considerably. Finally after all those years, they’re able to take time out for themselves. They go out a lot now, meet up with old friends, and spend quiet moments together. It’s so nice to see them look at each other with affection. My heart swells when I see them holding hands and taking walks together.
I smile, and realize my parents fell in love…again.

23 comments:

!xobile said...

Ha ha!
I smile too!
Good for them...

(Yess! I'm first!)

friendinneed said...

how sweet!!!!!

desperado said...

real sweet post

Bhim said...

Life is beautiful.

I don't know why, but these words just came to my mind after reading your post.

Mirage said...

@zeaxaggeratorr: Yea ur first! :)

@bhajji: i knw! thnx! :)

@dhruv: thnx buddy!

@bhim: well, the purpose of the post is served!

dwaipayan said...

i'll miss these moments all my life....my dad died in a road accident on the year of my parents 25th marriage anniversary...
and the day which we had planed to celebrate went away silently

Rohit Talwar said...

sweet! its kinda cute you noticed it! :)

TripleSix said...

very sweet post!!!

take care of it...dn't let it go like someone indise me did...
ESTRANGED!!!

xtremely_insane said...

sweet one there!

Mirage said...

@dwaipayan: I'm so sorry man... life's really unfair sometimes. But cherish the good times u had... and the going gets easier. Take care

@rohit: Oh i notice a lotta stuff! ;)

@nika: I'm holding on real tight! :)

@xtremely insane: thnx buddy! :)

milo said...

bingo to uncle aunty!!! muaaah:-)

Jithu said...

nice end.. :-) sab kush rahe! :-)

Soby said...

Juz swap the brothers with an elder sister n t'wud sound like my eshtorii!!

The Phoenix said...

Sweet.
I like how you seem to open up to the world so easily.

Mirage said...

@milo: :D

@jithu: hum saath saath hain! :)

@soby: really, thts gr8! Good for us! :)

@the phoenix: hey dats funny, coz i'm exactly the opposite in person... :)

manuscrypts said...

:))

shrek said...

"There are few things money can't buy " :D

well, I could finally get to blog since this is the winter vacation.

cherubic_chipmunk said...

To say dis is sweet or lovely is actually an understatement-the post is much more than that.Wat can b better than a tribute 2 the best ppl on earth u'll ever kno?wen i c my parents happy together,I seem 2 go into a state of eternal bliss-for me there truly aint anything better in life...

The Phoenix said...

Yeah somehow I thought you would say that...which explains my choice of words in the previous comment:

I like how you "SEEM TO" open up to the world so easily.

Enigmatic,aren't we?

Mirage said...

@manuscrypts: :)) to u too!

@shrek: Hey where have u been! its been ages! Howre u doin man?

@arvind: Seriously...nothin feels as good! :)

@phoenix: Well well well... :)

Rohit Talwar said...

Merry Christmas!!

Have fun! Warm wishes your way!

Jithu said...

wishing u a merry christmas and a happy new year, mirage!

Koi Pahailee said...

i actually cried reading this.

its so true.

i wish my parents would also take time out and just get to know each other.