Isn’t it the most wonderful feeling when your life partner resonates a particular interest or liking just because you like something?
Last night at dinner, my wife on seeing a photo of Lionel Messi remarks, “He plays for Argentina, no? And is one of the best football players in the world today”. I kept looking at her while searching for my jaw on the floor. She and football? But just because I am supporting Argentina at this world cup, she made an effort to get herself updated on the team and its leading players. And what more, she wants to buy me an Argentina team jersey!!! 😀
Likewise, ask her about the Indian cricket team, its composition, players, their strengths, fielding positions, batting lineup etc – she’ll be with you to the last argument and final ball.
And she can tell which model of Audi (the A4 or A8 or S6) is better than the one we own and why and that all other cars look lousy in front of our car except the Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera, which she loves more than the Audi any day!
And just because I am so passionate about a particular Mr. Roger Federer, she pasted a newspaper cutting of him after winning the 2009 Wimbledon title on my cupboard wall.
While I wait an hour in the car watching Ibrahim when she visits the hair saloon, she watches Ibrahim for me till a football match ends.
So if I know colors like mauve, magenta, olive green, light onion-pink, off-white but not beige or cream or ‘that’ shade of white, she knows its blue, blue and more blue for me.
And if I know what shade of lipstick goes with what shade of lip gloss, eye shadow, eye liner and blush, she knows that I am trying to understand the impossible!
So if she thinks having more than one or two perfumes is not important, she goes and gets that cologne I have been eyeing for weeks to add to my half dozen collection.
And if I think having more than one or two footwear or handbag in not important, I go and get her more bags and footwear she’s been eyeing for a while to add to her collection.
When two completely different people come together, we need more than just a marriage certificate to make things work, to make something out of life. And when both of them work towards that goal, that to me is true companionship.
That to me is true love. Happy 25th dear.
Edited to add: No, its not her birthday today. Just one of the many days we celebrate together. Do I need an occasion to convey my feelings? 🙂