We fought last night. About stupid things, hypothetical situations. And then this evening, we decided to write out his invitations – all on the phone. And we were back. To laughing and joking. And talking. And discussing grammar and spellings for the nth time – it’s one common obsession we share :) And he again pretended to be scared of me. And I, yet again, pretended to believe him. And for a minute, I saw what life is going to be like. It’s really that simple. Chemistry and “the rush” are relatively easy. It’s the mundane existence that’s difficult. The commonplace “nothing to do” evenings. I don’t remember who I had this conversation with – you know you are ready to marry someone if you can see yourself do mundane things like watching tv, with them. Someone you can wake up to every morning. It’s that simple.

I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, sunday school in may,
And hay
And i love you too

I love leaves in the wind, pictures of my friends, birds in the world, and squirrels
I love coffee in a cup, little fuzzy pups, bourbon in a glass, and grass and i love you too

I love honest open smiles, kisses from a child, tomatoes on the vine, and onions
I love winners when they cry, losers when they try, music when it’s good, and life
And i love you too
-Tom T Hall

Yes, I do. It’s really that simple after all :)

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6 Responses to

  1. Yossarian says:

    I think we had that convo. :)
    Who else could it be but me?, I like the poem in the end a lot!!!


  2. Tamanna says:

    it’s one of those 60’s classics.. look it up.. its a song. used to have it on an audio tape yrs ago. remembered it last night.

    talking about poetry, i am tripping on pablo neruda these days. awesome stuff..


  3. divyanka says:

    What if you are lucky enough to have more than one person who you can spend hours with just doing nothing and still loving it?…how do you tell who you wanna be with?…how is it just not friendship and a great comfort level?…how does one decide that its more than that?… :P …sorry Tam…I had to ask ya that!


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  5. Tamanna says:

    hey D.. i know what u mean. this thought has been on my mind quite a few times. at that time i put it down to smthing abstract that u cant put a finger on, in addition to the friendship etc. but the fact that u can’t put a finger or know for sure doesn’t make life any simpler. :P

    but with me, the decision was not between whether this was just platonic bonding or smthing more. it was more abt whether i wanted to marry R or not… and boy, did i want to! :P smtimes it’s just abt letting down your guards n going with the flow. maybe smwhere deep down i do believe that i got lucky because this was an ideal balance between the conventional and the modern. made things very, very easy.

    did that help? dont think so.. :P


  6. divyanka says:

    no honey…it did not help one bit :P

    nevertheless, very happy for you…what matters is that you have found your soulmate and the whats, hows and ifs can always be refined and analyzed and the results passed on to us as the conundrum gets resolved bit by bit…congratulations bride to be!!!


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