It was the season for love the world over. Couples were exchanging cards, gifts, hugs, kisses and the likes. Restaurants, hotels, pubs and discos had come up with special offers to attract couples from all walks of life. It seemed as though, everyone had found a reason to fall in love all over again on just one particular day. But for the Sharma’s it was a simple day to rekindle their love all over again.
More than 25 years had passed since the day they ran away and got married. Their parents had voiced their disapproval on the alliance since they felt societal status was much more important for them rather than seeing their children happy and contented. But the children didn’t care one bit and decided to elope together. With time, the parents had to relent and let go their anger as they realized that their happiness lay in seeing their children happy.
The Sharma’s fell in love long before Valentines Day was even understood let alone commercialized in India. Their love was simple and pure. It was all about spending time and talking to each other about their likes, dislikes, future and family. Phones were a luxury which neither of them could afford. And public display of affection was considered as going against Indian culture.
With time, as they grew old, their love started to get stronger. They understood each other so well that both the partners didn’t have to speak out their problems openly. Going for walks everyday and talking about their daily lives, going to a restaurant for a candle-light dinner, cooking a lavish feast together, their way of expressing their love for each other wasn’t about shouting out to the world but instead spending some sweet little time with each other.
While for others, the Valentines destination would either be a pub, disco or a hotel, for them every Valentines Day was all about cooking a lavish meal and having a candle light dinner at home. Mr. Sharma always made sure to get a few roses and Mrs. Sharma’s favourite Kaju Katli to make it the perfect evening.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – February – My post no 9 for this month.