Love: A Recollection of Emotions

Two hands

It was the first time that I had set my sight on her. Her eyes, her hair, her smile, that beautiful laugh, even that big nose looked awfully cute to me, all of them would suddenly dissolve everything in the surroundings so that I can see them and only them. Hours, days, weeks of wondering how to talk to her, how to approach her without getting off on a bad impression, how to impress her, crack the not-so-silly jokes to make her laugh, help her out with lessons and assignments, wait till the end of class to walk out with her. 

It changes you, brings out a YOU which you yourself hadn’t known previously. You try to stop your bad habits, be good to everything and everybody. You become happy, and even at the silliest things, smile(and look like a jack-ass, day-dreamer!). When she reciprocates everything you do for her, it becomes the best thing in your life, something which you keep thinking of long after it happened. It refuses to go, and you refuse to let it.

And then comes the sleep, or lack thereof.  “You know you are in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Her thoughts haunt you, in a way you like, and want all the time, all the time wondering what you would tell her, how you would make her happy, smile, be happy that you accomplished that, also thinking if she thinks about all this too, or is it just you going nuts!

Something about this thing called love, it allows you to talk using your eyes(yes, I mean even Star Trek didn’t have that! Or did it? :P). It’s not the perfect person who you fall in love with, it’s the imperfect person whose little imperfections seem perfect to you. Yes, love is this kind of a feeling.

It keeps you up till 4am at night, wondering if you should call her, or just let her be. Your heart really skips a beat when you do call, and she picks up saying, “I was thinking about you.” True, “Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.

This is the kind of feeling Love is. It’s hard to express it in words, it can’t be justified, to be quite honest, in words. It can only come this close. And when someone looks into your eyes, and says those 3 words we’ve heard again and again in life, but this time, not in a movie, not casually, but with every intent and emotion, it sweeps you off the floor, everytime. A simple I love you means more than money.

Oh and when the fights happen, it feels like the earth itself has started sulking. Everything looks gloomy, everything is not at all exciting. Nothing picks your interest, your mind refuses to stop thinking, never clear. True, Love can hurt a lot, sometimes, but There is no remedy for love but to love more.

I recently read this book by an Indian Author named Ravinder Singh, it’s titled I Too Had a Love Story. Actually I read it yesterday and finished it today(because I just couldn’t stop reading it!). It’s nothing exceptional, the writing, but the story, it’s soo gripping, I just had to read and continue to find out what happens. The end is heartbreaking, and it pained me for many hours after I read the book, and to find out it’s based on a TRUE Story.

I have to agree, To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. My mom and dad have a love story, but that will have to wait for some other time.

“Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.”

Alfred Tennyson



I’m pretty sure all of you have a love story(or are yet to have, don’t worry, it will happen :D).

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202 responses to “Love: A Recollection of Emotions

  1. I hope for your sake that Google hasn’t already cached your post.

    Although what you wrote was from the heart, a woman NEVER likes to have her parts pointed out as being “big” but “cute”.

    Just trust me…get rid of the “big” and keep the “cute”. Your world and mine will be a better place if you make this tiny but cute edit;-)

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    • You know, this has been some journey. First, setting up the blog, getting a steady stream of photos from photographers not only all over my country, India, but people from all over the world(thanks to wordpress!)

      i LEARNt how channel traffic, create awesome posts, include relevant quotes or poetry, restarted writing after a really long time, integrated photos into them to bring a picture in everyone’s mind, not only with the text, but with a ready image this time!!!

      Thanks Whitney for dropping by!

  5. Love is indeed all those things. Sometime the fire dies down and you wonder what happened to all that passion. Then out of the blue you look at the person you’ve been with for years, realizing that everything you both do and say is in perfect harmony. Bending and swaying to whatever life throws at you like a beautiful tango. Even though you don’t have the passionate infatuation with each other like you did when love was young, it has been replaced by a deep understanding of each other. There is comfort in knowing you have come so far with this one person and have the rest of your lives to go. Like falling in love all over again for different reasons than when you first met.

    • Sometime the fire dies down and you wonder what happened to all that passion.

      All it takes is a little while away from each other, and BAM! You’ll realise what you’re missing!!!

      There is comfort in knowing you have come so far with this one person and have the rest of your lives to go.

      Indeed

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  7. I loved this…so beautiful and true. Reminds me of my late husband….all those feelings were there. I miss him so. Love never dies…only people do.

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  9. WOW! Tell me what happened to both of you? Sincerely, I was very inspired with your posts, and I am inspired to make something like this :). too bad i dont have a camera

    • thank you Angel.. i’m glad you liked it… reading this book kept my mind at this state for the whole day. this was my way of letting out all the emotions

  10. There are millions of post available on love and friendship in this blogging world as initially every normal person would think of nothing else but these two to write about. But let me tell you very frankly that you’ve recollected your thoughts and emotions so beautifully and depicted them like never before. Wow ,it just made my morning PINK. no wonder everybody falls in love with any one at any point of time , i actually fall in love with YOUR pink post. Many thanks and many claps for this special one my friend.

    • hey Arpit. Indeed there are millions of other people who have written about their love like I just did, but I just wrote what came to my mind(I think via the Heart :P) and I think the end result did turn out to be good..

      Good morning to you
      ~ Preetam

  11. Falling in love is one of the happiest moments of anyone’s life. The giddiness, the silliness, the discovery. It’s amazing! Staying there is the most rewarding thing in anyone’s life. Here’s to all of us finding love and keeping it!

  12. hey, im peeking out to see yours after you visited mine. This is touching ;) and inspiring..
    I did notice once when i got brokenhearted, that true love would never hurt you.. True love will not vanish even when the beloved is no longer loving me. =D
    keep on writing loves ;D

  13. Hey,,, loved browsing through! Did you clicked those shots! Gorgeous pictures I must say!! Love… Good choice! A universal emotion… Good work

  14. I love your clear passionate post and especially the images. Lovely. May Love’s best always fill and guide you…may it be so for all of us.

  15. We seem designed to reproduce around age 14 and mostly have done that until recently…which fits perfectly the heightened emotions appearing just before, along with the expanding interest in the other sex. All cleverly programmed to cloak the lengthy, expensive and difficult task of raising kids to maturity, a longer resposibility for us than for any orher species, right?

    One must admire the intricate perfection of our design no mater the source selected for attribution.

    Shatespeare’s Juliet, I’ve read, was around 14—and had she lived, the romantic passion they shared would have matured into the more adult love needed to stabilize lives more suitable for raising developing children. A love less passionate but stronger for that, feelings that bind parents into unity but leave room for unclouded judgment…

    Nothing’s free, but there are always rewards available, seems to me.

    • A nice analysis. Hmm yeah Even Juliet was 14 yeah..

      It’s that phase when these feelings get introduced to man, and after that, it overwhelms or awes depending on person to person

  16. It is beautiful feeling to remember those days when we found that love is wonderful, it is no need to understand nothing about it, you just have to let you go. I am not young any more but I can tell you that it will be great if you are able to keep that feeling with you always, no matter what, even when you become old if you are in love you will feel just good.

    • Don’t say that. Everyone can remain young. It’s your heart. You have to remain young at your heart, and love will flourish everywhere throughout life.

  17. This was a lovely post…especially for love stuck beings like me…rofl…and the way you added the pinch to the pictures that made them just perfect. And hey thanks for reading and liking my posts :-)

  18. A fine blog, pal — sensitive, touching and well-written in what I take to be ESL. The Alfred Lord Tennyson quote has a wise-guy American variation: “It is better to have loved and lost. Much better.” ;-)

  19. Every time I click on your post, I am most impressed by the hands-heart photo. Just lovely!

  20. Wow, she sure is blessed to have someone like you in her life, what a beautiful story. I have loved before but I have only fallen in love once. I know it’s true love because I’ve never felt this way before in my life about someone. I’m still waiting to see if he’s my destiny. Peace and all the happiness in the world for you both

  21. very touching, you put a lot of emotion in your writing
    i felt like i was there myself.

  22. Such a romantic! I love it! Never stop that. My love story is an incredible one spanning several decades and much distant, kept alive through dreams, a psychic connection and persistent love; it’s documented in my memoir, “blue Star Exploding”, a completely honest, highly personal tale…I don’t know how exactly to leave links on comment pages (being fairly computer-green) but the memoir is accessible from several places on my blog…

  23. (P.S.)…”Would love it if others read it too”?…Does that mean you’ve read it?? If so, I thank you kindly for taking the time; the story means the world to me for probably obvious reasons…

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  25. Love, Love, Love!!! I love everything here — the photos, the heart-felt words, the idea and reality of love. Thank you for giving me this beautiful moment today.

  26. Thank you for this. I have known being in love, just not being loved back. The hurt threatens to erase the good feelings and makes them difficult to recover. I do, though have hope of feeling them again, because there is nothing like being in love.

  27. I loved how you write of love and imperfections..
    “It’s not the perfect person who you fall in love with, it’s the imperfect person whose little imperfections seem perfect to you.”

    Nice! We look and feel love like everything’s perfect but really we just see beyond the imperfections. That’s the magic of love..it’s power. It can transform people.,move people. It just feels so great how people can write things about love.

    Thanks for putting these things into words. I would love to read the book but i don’t know if it’s available here in the Philippines. :( I’ve always loved Nicholas Spark’s “Message in a Bottle” tragic and deep.

    Oh and by the way, thanks for dropping by my blog. If you haven’t i wouldn’t have the chance to read yours. Thank you, thank you, thank you..I too took a loooooong break from writing. Glad there’s Windows Live Writer though, now I can write drafts even offline. :D

    • I’m happy you liked my post. I’m not usually into love stories and such, but after reading that book, it was something I HAD to do :)

  28. Thank you for sharing your definition of love. Coming from an abusive background it is difficult for me to understand what love is, especially from a man. I appreciate you sharing this. It helps me know that maybe men can love.

  29. My husband and I met after one of his rugby games and talked about books for hours. We’ve been married 27 1/2 years, through thick and thin, two lovely girls, and him getting cancer (but, I hasten to add, he’s now cancer-free, thank the Lord) and I pray we have many, may more good and great years together. It’s time for us to dream some new dreams and set some new goals together as well as individually. Wait for that right person. It’s worth the wait! And then do everything you can to make it work.

  30. all the best Manipal

    “When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing
    with hope.”
    – craig

    “Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”

    – craig

  31. lol. I had an old love story that haunted me. I put it to paper. It became someone else’s love story, but now the best will last forever, so it’s all okay… ;-P

  32. Beautifully written, and thank you for being so open with the process you experienced with “the Girl.” I enjoyed this post very much.

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  35. Hi,
    Thanks for liking the “I don’t know much about art…” post on our The TwoBruces blog. We hope you come back often. We are enjoying your work as well. Keep up the good work.

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  36. I have sent your link to my friend from Pakistan named Zahid. He is a college stu.dent whose heart is tender (like yours) and who will appreciate (as I have) the opportunity to read your blog. If you hear from him, know that it is I (JanBeek) – known to Z as “TeacherJan” who sent him to you. You inspired me, just as I see you have done to so many others. Keep on writing, Manipal, you have a real gift! ;o)

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