The Old Rose & the not-so-old #LoveAndLaughter Story

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He was a warm fizz, she was an ice-maiden. He was a jubilant vagabond, she was a coy mistress. He was floating, she was settled. She was a teen with umpteen maturity, while, he was a man having a chirpy heart of a little kid. He was a sailor, navigator leading a very modern life, while she was a home-loving simple girl-next-door who never wanted to leave her small town. It used to take quite hard for her to smile but his sole wish was to get her mad, bursting into laughter. He wanted to show her the whole world but she said “No”.

That day she was on her way to college in her car, he followed her on his bike. She complained this to hers as well as his mother and he was scolded by both the moms. She was relieved and relaxed of getting rid of him completely. But, the very next morning he was again waiting for her at her college gate with a rose in his hands. She tried to ignore him, but suddenly, she found her friends standing all around him and pleading her to accept the rose. A blushing and embarrassed she, anyhow held the rose in her hand and asked him to leave the college immediately.

But, her friends wanted him to propose her in front of the whole crowd. She shouted on them as she didn’t want to spoil her reputation of a serious, studious girl and also didn’t want to degrade her image of the ‘secretary of the student council’. But, he took the challenge to propose her in front of the whole lot of teens. Her best friend told him—

Listen Mr. Romeo, my friend is ‘the nightingale’ of our college so if you wish a ‘yes’ from her, you have to compose a song and then propose her dancing on her tunes.

He accepted the challenge, but told her friend—

If she tucks this rose in her plait, I will surely compose my own song and dance for her.

And then, the unusual happened! The ‘ice-maiden’ melted a bit and tucked that rose in her braided long hair and he started singing—

Hathon mein kitab, baalon mein gulab”… (His spontaneous, self composed song for her)

The ice melted completely and she burst into laughter. A giggling she, told—

Stop it you braying singer! I can’t hear this untuned, thunderous clatter anymore.

Will you help me tune my vocal cords throughout my life?”— He asked.

And she, without uttering a single word, shook her head vertically.

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A rose on the wedding day!

30 years back I had said ‘yes’ to him and ‘yes’ to that arrange marriage proposal which was awaiting my approval for 2 years, because of my being too young and not willing to marry. Mr. Romeo was no other than Mr. R, now, the father of my two daughters, my 29 and a half years old husband and the ever new fun factor of my life.

He is the one who has made me burst into laughter, shed my inhibitions, break the barriers of shyness and reinforced false maturity. That old rose is still kept in my diary of 1986 (the year when we got married). Passed 30 years, I’m still matured than him (despite being 8 years younger to him) and he still possesses a childlike heart which is full of the adequate dose of #LoveAndLaughter

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Roses are still the part of every celebration…

We are still poles apart, two people from different planets, with opposite likes and dislikes. We don’t look at each other’s face but we look at the same direction simultaneously, as our goals are the same,— our daughters. Though we still argue and fight a lot, but can’t disagree to each other when it comes to our kids. Our being good parents makes us a good couple, and our daughters are the #LoveAndLaughter personified in our lives.

He gifts me roses whenever I’m sad and sings the same self composed song whenever I am angry with him. My birthdays, anniversaries and all important days of life are being celebrated with roses and the very same crackling song “Hathon mein kitab… Baalon mein gulab”….

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The 30 yrs old rose on my wedding card.

Whenever I hear his braying voice, I become embarrassed but still can’t stop bursting into laughter. The song is being sung, recorded and played very often in my household because my daughters record it discreetly to add the dose of #LoveAndLaughter when anyone is sad around. I still possess that 30 years old rotten, dry rose but my #LoveAndLaughter story is not that old because it gets the dose of effervescence every now and then.

This post is a part of #LoveAndLaughter activity at BlogAdda in association with Caratlane.

  • What a beautiful love story Maitreni…:)

    • Thank you so much Sunaina. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂

  • You left me smiling broadly. I can imagine the laughter that you had Ma’am. Such a heart warming love story! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Ranjini. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Means a lot. 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    OMG…this is such a super duper amazing love story. Thank you so much Ma’am for sharing it. Loved reading the post so much. One of the best posts of TSS.
    Such a beautiful and harmonious relationship. God bless 🙂

    • Thank you so much Purba. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Your comments always make me feel special, but calling this one the best, makes me a bit embarrassed, blushed yet special . Love you sweety. 🙂 <3

  • Rakesh Pandey

    It’s so romantic! Loved the way you described it. You are so lucky indeed! Keep rocking! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Rakesh ji. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Your wishes mean a lot. 🙂

  • Jyothi D’mello

    Very beautifully and interesting love story. God bless you both with abundance of happiness always.

    • Thank you so much Jyothi. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Your wishes mean a lot. Love & Hugs. 🙂 <3

  • Chaitali Bhattacharjee

    You poured your heart out in this, what better way. And you two complement each other. cheers to many more years.

    • Thank you so much Chaitali. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Your wishes mean a lot. Love & Hugs. 🙂 <3

  • this is story is a material enough to be a Hindi feature film, beautiful couple and lovely story

    • Thank you so much. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Means a lot. 🙂

  • That’s very beautiful, Sangeeta Ji. You arouse a curiosity in me to know more about the story. You both look like a great couple. Well, this line will remain with me for a longer time, I guess: “Hathon mein kitab….balon mein gulab” And that video was really sweet. 🙂

    Well love and laughter has very strong relationship. Do you know what was the skill of seduction that Cleopatra chose to seduce Julius Caesar? It was laughter. Yes, she decided that she was going to be completely happy for every single minute that he spent with her. So he would associate her with just his happiest moments in his life. She decided that he was going to laugh with her more than he had ever laughed with any other woman.

    • Thank you so much Ravish. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 As always, you again made me feel privileged with you comment, though this one’s a bit embarrassing.

      Cleopatra & Caesar, how beautifully you’ve proved your point. I’m always surprised by this skill of yours. I’ve read somewhere that Cleopatra dissolved a precious pearl from her earring into vinegar, and made Caesar to drink it, just to seduce him. No wonder she was considered the greatest enchantress of history. It’s also said that she had a magnet hidden inside her forehead.

      Well, thanks again for appreciating the post. 🙂

  • A nice sweet one Maitreni. It is lovely to have such a beautiful story to share, a nice prelude to the valentines day 🙂

    • Thank you so much Vinay. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Means a lot.

  • just wow….and how romantic….God Bless you with loads and loads of happiness 🙂

    • Thank you so much Shweta. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Your wishes mean a lot. Love & Hugs. 🙂 <3

  • Luved this post dear

    • Thank you so much Bindu. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Means a lot.

  • That is such a sweet post. Old sweet memories jotted down so well. Wish you the very best in life!

    • Thank you so much Indrani. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Means a lot.

  • awww… this is so so cute…. 🙂 beautiful, touch wood and god bless the lovely Mishras… xx

    • Thank you so much Archana. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Love you too sweety. Hugs. 🙂 <3

  • Wow! That was one perfect beginning of such a long and great relationship. Kudos!

    • Thank you so much Mr. Kr. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂 Means a lot.

  • Avinash Mishra

    Wow…that’s soooper dooper super hit love story….it is really an awesome one and spreads harmony kind of message in the form of LoveAndLaughter.

    I enjoyed reading this post and this is the best post ever on TSS….I liked it a lot from core of my heart.

    Good one. (Y)

    • Thank you so much Avinash. Glad that you liked the post. :). Best post ? Now you’ve embarrassed me. 😛