Newfound Perspective: On Relationships


Being the ‘Nouveau Dulhin’ gave me newfound perspective: on relationships.

Yes, it made me realize how much potential there is in a relationship (and at the same time rendering me completely vulnerable). The vulnerability can be perceived as helpful in building a strong relationship since it helps one in shedding his/her individuality temporarily so as to become a part of the collective ‘us’, where both persons ultimately emerge as stronger and perhaps, better individuals, having benefitted from the beauty and insight of the relationship. However, sometimes, relationships don’t work. No matter how hard ‘one’ works on them or how much ‘one’ wants things to work out. The key really lies in how much you are in sync with the other person, how vulnerable the other person is wiling to be, to be ‘in the relationship’, to  live in that moment with you, and to be only with you, in that moment. For nothing else really exists and matters – even if, only for that moment and when you are in that moment.

A few days back, I watched a movie during a flight  – ‘Bombay Talkies’ and somehow really liked it. It was just very human. Again, showed various aspects of relationships. Was mesmerized by the beautiful song ‘Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh’ and especially the following lines:

Mubarakein tumhe ke tum

Kisi ke noor ho gaye 

Kisi ke itne paas ho

Ke sab se door ho gaye

How aptly the beauty and potential of a relationship has been captured in words. Being an optimist, I can only see these as beautiful lines, which carry with them the promise of a beautiful relationship. And its strange that I never really paid too much attention to the lyrics of most songs till quite some time back. Its not that I ignored the lyrics, but its just that, I would always listen to the song as a complete whole (if that makes sense). And, simply enjoy that song, in that mood or moment. I guess its not for nothing that they say ‘When you’re happy, you enjoy the music, when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics‘….


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