Sunday, April 14, 2013

Love in the times of Malls












Was dragged by cousins and family to a pre-Bengali New Year lunch and some mall hopping today..In many ways malls feel like Facebook, everyone wants to be seen here( & I'm not excluding myself here) and look at others..people aimlessly wandering around, many a times adjusting their dresses and Ray Ban's wondering if they were being looked at..Women in the toilets pee less, adjust their make up more :)

My take away was this couple I chanced upon on the stairs, completely oblivious to anyone else, laughing and talking animatedly with each other, at times pausing and looking at each other's eyes..I could not help but take a pic from the back( thankfully I did not disturb them, they didn't notice me at all..besides would not have wanted to click their faces). I was reminded of few lines from a book I am reading, 'Asura', when Ravana is asked by his Gurus to kick aside all emotions in order to be the supreme warrior he says of love, ' Without love, without the king of emotions nothing exists..if one has not felt the painful need to be with one's lover..if you have not felt the love of your own, nothing matters...People have died for love in the past, and will continue to do so as long as the world exists. I shall always love. I love because I exist, I exist because I love.' 

As for myself I found my love in a lovely hard bound copy of Henry Jame's ' The Portrait of a Lady'..at a terrific discount.

7 comments:

Arumugam Easwar said...

Love will be there so long as the world exists since it's love that moves the universe. Nice write.

umashankar said...

That was a quick but lively snippet about the nondescript lovers, aptly juxtaposed with the profound words of Ravana. Suddenly, the lovers become larger than life.

Himanshu Nagpal said...

So true.. Love of modern times!!

Rachna said...

That feeling that joy when nothing else holds your attention except your Significant other or the book in the hand. Priceless!

Debopam said...

Love will find its own way, whatever the situation.....

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mysay.in said...

reminds me of college days :).. oh yes happy poila boishaak !! :)

The Wizard said...

Times may change, situations too... but deep within, the human element remains the same :)