He looks. She looks away
She looks. He looks away.
An uneasiness. An effort to behave natural.
Smiles preceding and proceeding words. And their eyes meet –
No lub, No dub – their hearts skipped their respective beats!
His eyes, born-admiring; her eyes, born-twinkling.
Exposing the naked blushes through their dressed-up smiles.
Their hand touches.
Hairs, eye lids, ears, lips, fingers -all watching except their eyes.
Time was a reality in their pasts – not anymore.
Heart beating 120/minute now – compensating the skipped ones.
Blood reaching every nook and corner of their bodies.
Hormones jumping in joy through their arteries!
Nothing else to conquer, as they walk back home.
Their modesties reaching their peaks.
Racing motorist, crawling old lady, dog –
all left way for. Reaching home –
Moms are beautiful, even dads seem to be nice men today.
Food – not required for living anymore.
Sleep – only for geeks.
Phone rings – only silence remains!
(May be 6 months pass. And no matter how hard they choke their hearts, there wouldn’t be any skipping of beats ;))
Writing about dates reminds me of a funny quote by Einstein. When once he was asked to explain his theory of relativity in simpler terms, he explained as “when a man sits near a hot stove, a minute seems like an hour. When the man sits with a beautiful girl, an hour seems like a minute. That’s relativity”.
Fun apart, whether it’s the first date with your first partner or first date with the nth partner, first date is a first date. There are only few moments in life when time comes to a halt. This is one such moment. However, sometimes as calendars roll and though you live with your loved one everyday, those butterflies which giggled from inside your tummies on the first date go missing somewhere.
This post is especially for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 100s and extra-specially for people who live longer than 100. Do you still admire her eyes and smile? Do you still take pride in holding his hand as you did on your wedding day? Do you still pull her down for silly jokes? Do you still blush when he takes your hand for a kiss?
If such small love-makings have been missing, just close your eyes for a while and relive your first dates. Relive so that your hearts skip a beat again. Relive so that time freezes in your memories again. After all, reliving is relieving! And when you open your eyes, go to her and say she is still beautiful and that he is still a darling to you.
To me, even a legally divorced couple, in their 50s, while they sit facing each other, if their hearts skip a beat, they have actually had a successful love life!
Relive your first dates! Climb down the ladder of years to become 30 years younger!
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