Humpty dumpty had a great fall.. and so did i.
Fell in love. Fell for the concept I doubted all these years. Dismissed all love stories of my friends labeling them sheer waste of time and money. And look at me now. I look like those foolish dreamy-eyed girls living in a utopian world of their own, completely oblivious to the occurrences around them. It all may have happened to teach me a lesson as I offended the cupid by considering his drives mere pointless.
I was attending the last phonetics lecture before the final exam starts the next week. Like an ever attentive student sitting at the first bench of the class room. A curly haired guy hurriedly entered the class without even apologizing for being late, quickly opened his notebook and started writing. The professor gave him a weird look but continued his lecture on usage of different letters and the sounds.
I was still attentive, only that my attention was shifted to the guy I never saw in this class before. Later I learned that he belongs to a different batch of English major and he required a lecture on phonetics. But by then all these information held no meaning for me. I had already fallen very deep for him. I never really believed that the passionate, whirlwind romance that you get to see in movies and read in the books, does actually exist, until I saw him. The feeling even strengthened as he started reciprocating.
I was born to a conservative family and brought up by an ever caring Mother and an ever protective Father. Each act of mine was analysed and every step of mine was evaluated to ensure highest quality of manners and behaviors out of me. My mother would decide who I would talk to and my father would take care of who I should look at if I am walking by the street.
In such a life void of freedom of choice and expression, the love thing happened to me out of the blue. I shared the news with my bestie Teena and excited she propelled wind to the fire. I was day-dreaming. Forgot about leading the finest order of life and forgot about the two sentinels living inside my parents. And that is when it paid me back for not remembering the values and manners I had been taught. My father stormed in my room and ordered an answer to why an unknown guy has commented on my picture on the social network and how can a stranger access my profile to check my pictures.
I realized that I am being watched even on my social networks. I couldn’t tell my father, neither that I ever wanted him to know that the guy is not unknown, not a stranger, rather he is the only person I have known from the core of my heart, with all my senses. I started feeling wretched inside my head.
Teena again came to my rescue. Introduced me to LYK. Showed me how I could keep my connections invisible on this unique social network. I added Simon, my curly haired love on LYK and made him invisible to the rest of the world. Thanks LYK. I could now protect my love from all the glaring looks.