What is true love, he asked.
I thought for almost a minute, while he waited in silence.
My brain was talking in circles. “Is there anything called false love”, it asked, “Love is love, it’s either true or it’s not love. But then, why is true love so overrated then?” All this and more was whirling in my head and in the meanwhile, he kept looking at me, with a twinkle in his eyes.
Was this a trick question, was he saying that one meeting and he was in true love. This cant be happening, this guy is totally out of his mind.
And I said something like, “The only true love I have known is the love between a parent and a child.” And he was shocked with my answer. He shrunk his nose and said, “what!!!”
I said, “Yes, that’s all the true love I have ever known. What is so surprising about it? Why does every discussion around love have to be surrounded by a man-woman love, or a sexual attraction kind of love?” While I said this, I knew I was sounding absurd and stupid, but I went on. “And why? Because I am married?” Period, I did not want to take the already heated discussion into anything further where I will get uncomfortable and show my vulnerability.
Yes, I knew what he was talking about, but hey, its just a little heart and it flutters now and then, at good conversations! So stop taking yourself too seriously, and get to routine. True love shove, is for the singles or the brave!