Tick tock, tick tock… the seconds tick down till thirty. It’s still a long way. Months, when I look at it; yet when it comes to one thing, the months become seconds to those around me. Yes. Thirty seems to be the magic figure by the time an alliance has to be found. It just needs an assent from my side, and things begin to happen at lightning speed. Horoscopes are taken out, and opinions are sought. And profiles begin to be analyzed for compatibility with mine.
I look at life on earth, and they, at life as predicted by the stars.
Dear Yet-to-be-found-Girl, (who will steal my heart)
This is the second time I’m writing to you. Everyone around me still has an idea of what you must be like. A part of that idea has now found its way into the “partner preferences” I have in my profile. As soon as I did create it, I got a few messages of interest. I wonder if you are one of those girls.
If you are, you might be reading this. I have seen your photograph. I know some things I didn’t know before. But even then, you are that beautiful mystery I seek to unravel. I wonder what your reaction will be when we first meet (it’s bound to happen soon). I wonder what my reaction would be too. I’ve mentioned that I’m mostly an introvert, and that’s true. So I hope you don’t think too much of it if I take a few moments before I open up conversation. I wonder if you are a bookworm like me. That’s a part of me that’ll never change (though my relatives seem to think that reading will decrease post marriage). If you are, I wonder what book I’ll gift to you when we meet.
I still wonder what color your eyes are, if they’ll smile at me when they look into mine, and if your smile will add to that. I wonder how you’ll complement my character. Marriage is about trust and honesty, and happiness that we bring in each other’s lives, and together in the journey. It’s about the little things that matter, and I hope you feel the same. I’ve never been money-oriented, but am happy with who I am and where I’m at right now. Together, we’ll be fine. Maybe we’ll even be a poem together.
You’ll hear from me soon. I’m kind of taking it all in. But know this… I am still sure, that in our journey together, I’ll be happy and thankful to have met you. And that in this life’s fairy tale, you’ll be my happily ever after.
Here’s to our alliance that’s on the cards…
* raises a glass of lemonade to you *
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
1st April, 2017)