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Monday, 17 June 2013

Are you looking for beauty or finding faults?



Love is a very simple thing, and we tend to complicate the simplest of things. It’s unnecessary to go in the details of everything, to discover its chemical basis, its origin… the first story. I don’t feel the need to do any such thing. Even though love can be quite vast in its meaning, it’s really not that difficult. We make it difficult though, categorizing it and sizing it up. Why? What’s the point of falling in love with a single person when you can fall in love with so many things, over and over again?

We’ve all heard the about the difference of loving and being in love. Why? Why can’t we fall in love with everything? Why can’t we sincerely like all the things that we want to? We can, but we don’t. We don’t because there is this general hype about falling in love with one beautiful person.

I do not believe it. I fall in love with so many things, people, deeds etcetera. Not love them, but fall in love with them. I fall in love with words; random words scrawled on walls, on paper, on blogs, on social sites, by people I don’t know and I might not ever know and I fall in love with them.

I fall in love with poetry, not necessarily famous poets, like Whitman, Plath, Yeats… no, everybody loves them. I fall in love with poetic verses that bloom out of nowhere in the minds of random people all across the globe. They jot them down and forget, but so many people fall in love with them.

I fall in love with deeds; a tiny gesture, a smile. A stranger smiling at a stranger, a scene I only witness, a scene I am not even a part of and I fall in love with it.

I fall in love when I see two people falling in love. I fall in love with their love. I look at them, once practically strangers and know so close and dear to one another. How can I not fall in love?

I fall in love with the nature; clouds, a sunrise, a glimpse of the dark sky where only a single star gleams, an eclipse, the expanse of water stretching out till the ends whilst I float in the middle of it, the promise of land beyond. I fall in love with them even though I know that they won’t come again as themselves. The next sunrise would be different, the sea will be taken by a tide, and the clouds will change form. Everything will become a new something to fall in love with, only to change again.

I fall in love with art. All sorts; decorating the corners of a notebook, painted on walls, an incoherent mix of color in an adolescent’s sketch-pad. I fall in love with laughter, echoing from the house next door, the table beyond ours; people reveling in their own personal and private jokes with laughter echoing out as one.

I fall in love with so much more, and each time I do, I fall slightly in love with the people associated with it. And you do, too. You are falling in love, too, not just once but over and over again, with people you don’t know, things you don’t understand, stories you haven’t read… you are falling without categorizing, you are falling in love genuinely without thinking about the consequences.

The world, you see, is a beautiful place. And it’s filled with so much love that if we consider it, we can take over the hate. Fall in love with it.

-Momina.

15 comments:

  1. The world really is full of beauty and if anything, it could do with a little more love.

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  2. You are right.. we fall in love with so many things. your words are one among them.. And everytime you write something, you make me fall in love with the thoughts, and the beauty of the words, the ease with which they escape from the confined corners of your mind, and the deep roots that grow inside the reader's mind without you even realizing it. I absolutely love it <3. And when such love exists, a stranger is not even a stranger anymore. Isn't it? :)

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    1. You always make me feel so much more of a writer! I am so blessed to have you as a reader, the way you always take your time to write a long comment, heartens me. You make me very happy!
      Thank you so much!
      Exactly!

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  3. What a brilliant theory!

    Yes, there is so much love in the world that all the hate can be conquered BUT it remains guarded and confined inside the numerous comfort zones, behind the battered walls we erected to safeguard it.Unless it is shared, it will wither and die.

    And yes, there are endless things to love, beyond that one beautiful person, as you say. But the way I see it, loving that beautiful and right person pushes you towards this kind of shared-by-all love because you start to appreciate every little good thing in your life. Personal experience.

    Your wordplay is very engaging and wonderfully addictive. I'd definitely like to read more.

    And lastly, thanks for being a regular reader. :)

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    1. You are right! I fear that it's already withering and beginning to fall apart because we've built walls of hate all around ourselves.

      You bring an unseen sight of the topic around! And that's a beautiful perspective too! If that beautiful person makes us see all the love around then how blessed are we!

      Thank you so much! Always an ardent of your work!

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  4. There you wrote something one would have hardly perceived in this busy life of theirs.You know it is not about you fall in love with everything and there needn't be a certain someone,the point is human beings present here on earth have long forgotten how to be happy with each type of love forever rather they think they can only be in love and happy with only a person.
    I know one aunty she says i don't need a man in my life to love i love clothes..clothes are my life and i can spend my whole life with them(she isn't married yet and around 48 or so).
    Fall in love with everything and know how to cherish it forever should be the motto cause as soon as they forget the cherishing part they feel alone and out of love.

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    1. That is so entirely beautiful!

      Yes, we have forgotten to be happy. We regret even our happiness, we are such fools! We've started finding comfort in sadness which is even sadder. We are slowly encasing ourselves in a nutshell of hate. But there are people out their living for love but they are smothered behind the hate. We need to show love.

      Thank you, Alcina!

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  5. Love can open a whole new door of life if we adopt its selfless form ... beautifully written !!!

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    1. Exactly! Well said, thank you!

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  6. Beautifully written Momina :)
    There so much to just stop and stare at if only we actually really opened our eyes to see.

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    1. Thank you! :)
      We do need to stop for a while and look around, we'll find love on our own.

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  7. I fall in love with deeds!!!
    Excellent. Deep post Momina!

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    1. That makes you beautiful!

      Thank you, Ph!

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  8. That is too much of love,inspiring to love

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