Thursday, October 25, 2012

This is the way it should be . .


It's a silent night. It's a birthday party. But the girl whose birthday is getting celebrated inside the house, is mindlessly roaming outside. Her heart is filled with many thoughts, and she is obviously unhappy about something, which she cannot determine. Slowly the music begins from inside the house. The guitar. The melody. The night. The wind. 

'Hi'

She turns back to see a guy standing there. To her, he is just another visitor for the party - who hurriedly got invited by her boyfriend that afternoon. But to him?

She is the dream of his soulful nights. He has been waiting for this moment for a long number of months. He knows that if he misses this moment, it would again take him many more months to talk to his princess - standing right before him with a soulless face. So he says - 'Hi'.

Have you experienced the queer feeling of trying to talk to your most favorite girl in person for the first few times? The words wouldn't escape your throat. Your brain is drained. You don't know what to talk, and you would have usually messed up that situation. Our guy too is confused. 

'I . . . .ugh'. . . 

'You?'

'I just....um'

'What?'

(breathes heavily)...'You know the song?'

'Mhm... yea'

'Do you sing?'

'No. Nobody wants to hear me singin'. You don't want to hear me singin'

Now he feels happy to talk to her. He wants to talk more. and more. and more. His soul is standing before him. 

And then the unexpected happens. She says : 'But I can dance'. And she stretches her hands. That hits him hard in the head. The song reaches it's pinnacle moment. 

'This is the way it should be. . for lovers..
Come to me. . Now we can be what we want to be. . 
I love U and now I see...
This is the way it should be. . '

He slowly grabs her hands. They both look in to each other's face. They dance. This could be just two words here, but it's like a lifetime out there. They dance. 

She slowly smiles at him. He feels overwhelmed. They move close. He holds her shoulder. She too. He hugs her, while dancing. 'This never happened before'. Slowly he rests his head on her shoulder. 

Then they kiss. His soul is kissing him. They kiss. 

There ends a most memorable sequence in a most memorable film for me. The Lake House. Paul McCartney's unforgettable 'This never happened before'. See it here. 


Love. Something wonderful. Something painful. It's a complex thing, and unfathomable indeed. It could suddenly open up your heart even by just hearing a stupid song, seeing a bad movie, or just like that, out of nothing. The memories it brings in your heart at that exact point are countless, and the feel is something which had to be experienced. Love brings us maturity. It increases the taste in everything, and it makes us more civilized towards fellow humans. More than that, the way look at life broadens. It's a very unique feel, and is again something I would say every human being should undergo at least once. 

So, here is one more song - from Love Actually, pointed out by a friend of mine. According to her,  If you listen to the lyrics, she equates looking at clouds to looking at love and looking at life. I was blown away by the words, and when you combine them with the mellow melancholy of her voice, it's amazing. I too was drawn in to the song after hearing it, and it brought out many emotions. 


Enjoy dear friends, with these two songs, and I will see you  soon.


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