We all have that one great love of our life! The one person that makes us look starry eyed and goofy. With whom our days begin and nights end. And with whom all that Yash Chopra movie nonsense seems relevant.
And yet – is life all about that ONE love? Your soulmate ? I think – probably not.
I’d say that it probably is one fixed point around which lives may revolve but there is more.
Life is interesting because of what I like to call – MINI-LOVES.
Mini-loves could be anything. It may include a mouth watering dollop of ‘tender coconut’ ice-cream on a warm sunny day. A handsome stranger at the local supermarket who smiles at you. An hour of trying out clothes in front of those flattering changing room mirrors in malls. A funky new gadget. A hot cuppa with a friend. A friend of a friend who compliments you at a party. An episode of ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Desperate housewives’.
When mini-loves disappear or die – they don’t leave a hole in your life. They don’t send you to the black abysses of depression. You may miss them a bit – or not at all. But they don’t alter you. While they exist – they color you, change you, fulfill you, entertain you, rescue you. But nothing permanent. Mini-loves don’t expect anything in return.
And thats why Mini-loves are so important.
The love of your life may make your world stand still in a heart-stopping-warm-fuzzy-feeling-kind-of-way.
But the Mini-loves make the world go round. And the more mini-loves you have – the faster the world spins 🙂