Timeline: January 14-16
Before – You take my breath away.
After – I feel like I’m suffocating.
Before – Twice a night.
After – Twice a month.
Before – She loves the way I take control of a situation.
After – She called me a controlling, manipulative, egomaniac.
Before – He makes me feel like a million dollars.
After – If I had a dime for every stupid thing he’s done.
Before – Don’t stop.
After – Don’t start.
Before – The sound of music.
After – The sound of silence.
Before – Is that all you are eating?
After – Maybe you should just have a salad, honey.
One day, Plato asked his teacher, “What is love? How can I find it?”
His teacher answered, “There is a vast wheat field in front. Walk forward without turning back, and pick only one stalk. If you find the most magnificent stalk, then you have found love.”
Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with empty hands, having picked nothing. His teacher asked, “Why did you not pick any stalk?” Plato answered, “Because I could only pick once, and yet I could not turn back. I did find the most magnificent stalk, but did not know if there were any better ones ahead, so I did not pick it. As I walked further, the stalks that I saw were not as good as the earlier one, so I did not pick any in the end.
His teacher then said, “And that is love.”
On another day, Plato asked his teacher, “What is marriage? How can find it?”
His teacher answered, “There is a thriving forest in front. Walk forward without turning back, and chop down only one tree. If you find the tallest tree, then you have found marriage.”
Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with a tree. The tree was not thriving, and it was not tall either. It was an ordinary tree. His teacher asked, “Why did you chop down such an ordinary tree?”
Plato answered, “Because of my previous experience. I walked halfway through the wheat field, but returned with empty hands. This time, I saw this tree, and I felt that it was not bad, so I chopped it down and brought it back. I did not want to miss the opportunity.”
His teacher then said, “And that is marriage.”
My friend’s younger sister who’s 24 and has a 1-year old baby girl divorced her husband and married her best friend’s husband who also has a 1-year old baby girl. How pathetic!
If you know about similar incidents, then please share them with the readers.
Avishek is from Bangladesh, Gayatri is from India
Avishek is Buddhist, Gayatri is Hindu
Avishek was brought up in Dhaka, Gayatri was brought up in Bangkok
And yet, they fell in love, and got married. Isn’t that wonderful?
I wish all the best to this newly married couple, and hope they hold each other’s hand till the end of time.
One info that should insipire all the lovers around the world is that Gayatri was the first girl whom Avishek ever asked out, and he was rejected him at first. The rest, is history.
In case you are wondering, Avishek is my childhood friend — I know him since the third grade. He moved to New Zealand with his family after our O’ Levels, where he met Gayatri.