Here comes the first prompt for Thursday No. 1 by Preeti Shenoy on account of her latest book - The One You Cannot Have (TOUCH), coming this November. Excited?! I sure am. And I'm in super love with the acronym TOUCH. Awesomeness to the T! :D
So here goes my entry for the first prompt......
If I could have anyone I choose as my 'forever friend'/'life partner', I
would choose the one who I can probably never have as a ‘life partner’ but I can definitely have
as a ‘forever friend’.
Studies show that there is at least 1 person in
everybody’s life that they cannot have. True, if you ask me! There can be
various reasons for an individual to not have someone they want as their life
partner, and the biggest one, according to me, would be religion. I know when
someone says “religion is the reason I couldn't get to marry him/her” it is
found to be very amusing by most people. And words like “you should fight for
your love” and such spring up. But the intricacies of a relationship and the
problems religion can cause can only be understood by those who are into it or
have suffered already due to it. But hey, who is to judge, right?! I just wrote
this because these thoughts were lingering at the back of my mind from a very
long time. And I know if I take the ‘social justice’ route, neither will the
purpose of the post be achieved nor will the post end. Nobody would that, I’m
sure. Let’s save it for another day, shall we?! ;)
Coming from a girl who is single and is not “in
a relationship”(as FB says) with anyone, I have my own set of fears and
anxiousness when I think about a ‘life partner.’ But that doesn’t avert me
getting married or anything. I just want to experience life(life partner,
included) they way it comes. Good or bad, I’m up for it. I wouldn't want to
CHOOSE the kind of a guy I’d want. But friends, yes. I would. And by God’s
grace, I do have the kind of people in my life I would want to be friends with forever.
When I thought about this, my parents were the first ones who popped into my
mind. They are for sure, given the top most priority, but then I know they will
stick around with me no matter what, through thick and thin. I love them so
much that one post cannot express it all effectively. Maybe in the next post I
shall. (Yes, that means – I’m waiting for your upcoming TOUCH prompts Preeti!
;)) So, I moved on to my secondary circle – my friends and it did not take me a
split second to decide who this topic would be dedicated to. Like I said
before, he is someone, not from the religion same as mine. Marriage might have
barriers, but friendship doesn't!
He is the type of a person who knows instantly when I’m down and has the
knack of behaving like a total idiot just to put the smile I always have, back
on my face. And when I’m happy, he becomes all the more happier and it takes only
me to pull him back from cloud 9 back to the earth. He’s my constant support
system – my rock, more likely. Encouragement or admonishing, he knows where
what is needed exactly and I’m left baffled as to how he knew what I would need
to work better, even without me telling him. He’s there for me 24*7 which gets
annoying at times: P but at the end of the day, I love enjoying those small
little moments of my life with him. Basically, there is this weird yet pleasant
chemistry between us that I cannot actually translate is the ‘life partner’
thing. It can only what we all call ‘pure friendship’. And I would always want
him by my side at all odds. He is by far, the sweetest guy friend I have ever
made and I have no second thoughts on the fact that he will always be the best
guy friend I will ever have. He’s like the perfect
package of a friend that has been tailor-made for me!
going gets tough
scream, or simply act daft.
it weren't for you
sure I wouldn't ever be happy or even laugh.”
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