Thursday, August 5, 2010 | By: Reenie

Eleven: the tale of two 1’s

It was many years back that we met for the first time. I remember it well... he was sitting in our college cafeteria- longish black hair and a kind of aloofness about him- like a guy who does not give a damn; there is a raw masculinity about him that sort of drew me in- but I did not ponder on it much- I had a lecture to attend after all and well, I was sort of ‘boring’.

He did not talk much, all he did was a little nod when a mutual friend introduced us to each other. I was coming from ‘English’ and going to ‘Economics’... hence I hurried off, left him there with the group... I noticed the close friend of mine who was in ‘English’ with me almost hyperventilating at his ‘good looks’. Hmm... Interesting!

... and when I did look back, I saw him stealing a glance... so I wasn’t imagining it, he was looking at me. Très Interesting!

The walk from English to Economics was a small one... but the journey had already started. 11 years down the line, I now know that he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Somewhere along the line I came to know that the ‘aloofness’ about him is a facade... that he is loving, loyal and unique- and that he cared for me. Yes, me... he could have many others and yet he chose me.

He chose to ‘fix’ me... The person that I am today is a much improved version of who I was 11 years back. I call him Crazy, because who- in his right mind- will take so much trouble otherwise? But I’m glad he did though. 11 years after- I am so used to the silly jokes, the twisted sense of humour, that arched smile, those dancing eyes- I’m glad he exists. I’m glad for the sanity check and the way he makes me believe that even on my darkest days, life is worth living; and that even with my childhood issues and insanity, I am fixable; that ‘future’ is vastly in my hands.

‘Thank you’ did not seem enough, so I gave him my heart instead- while I was securely holding his... and 11 years passed in a blink.

PS: Care sharing YOUR story with me? I am ‘very’ interested.

11 thoughts:

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations, Reenie, you guys are very lucky to have found each other and to realize what you have while you have it!...Wishing you a lifetime of love together!...I'm still waiting on my love story to find me!

Jacqueline said...

...Cherishing what you have is so important...xoxo.

Me-Era* said...

Wow :) Just wow. And yeah, LUCKY YOU! :)

Agnes said...

Awwww I am so happy for you :-)

Kea said...

That's a truly lovely post, Reenie. Congratulations!

It almost--almost--makes be believe in real and abiding love, in lifemates.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Happy anniversary, Miss Mo! You put things so eloquently. And may I suggest, Mr. Crazy is ALSO lucky to have YOU?

Reenie said...

Thank you, everyone. You all rock!

@Veggie, thank you. The anniversary was on the 30th of July; but as usual my mind went blank when I tried to make a post that day :).

WarmSunshine said...

Sweet, sweet to the core.... just "wow"... I'm so happy for you!! :)

This brought a smile to me...

Don't forget to take a look at a dedication you're entitled to :)


Nadia_Rahman said...

This brought a smile to my face. Wish you guys many more years of love and happiness.


Rida said...

my god, wow, eto valo laglo porey tomar diary...wish you allm te best and continued happiness :)::))

Reenie said...

@ Nads and Pritz,

Thank you darlings :)

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