Love is in the air. I felt it today.
It's a state of mind that delights you. Sometimes, a memory triggers a rush of emotions towards someone. You find the need for their love, to hug them tight, be in their arms, next to them, and live like that's all that matters.
There are phases of everyone's life, where these emotions have much more meaning than anything else. The idea of being with someone completes you, gives a purpose to stay longer. Because it was lovely what we had before.
What's got into me today? Well, I felt a warm romantic love from the 90s. I saw my Mom and Dad rhythmically singing and reliving their courtship period. It was like they were the only two people in the room, and the rest didn't matter. They shared stories of how they used to sing songs to each other over the phone, for hours, before they were married. The warmth in the feeling of being connected to someone through music bonded them. And, those songs brought back the memories of what they used to feel.
We were watching Fanaa, a film that portrays the love of Aamir Khan and Kaajol who find purpose with each other. After the film was over, Dad started quoting dialogues from the film, reminding Mom how much he loved her. To that, she smiled and welcomed the nostalgia. And there it was. They couldn't stop singing and smiling, thinking about their time in the 90s, before I was born.
It's heartwarming. You don't see true bonding that much. There was purity and depth in the emotions they were feeling. In that moment, I felt like I would want that from my partner. I felt like I should be available to replicate these emotions for someone.
There's a lot more to life than productivity. Times like these make you realize that wherever you are, you will always long for a family. My Dad hugging me and saying out loud that he loves me, is a state that I would want to preserve.
Cheers to good memories and what they bring. Because honestly, I love what I have. And being fortunate is the least I can say to describe it.