This morning I saw an old couple get into the bus I take to work everyday. Nothing unusual about this…all kinds of people come and go…nevertheless there was something about them that kept me looking at them. Each of these two got a place to sit in different areas of the bus. As soon as the old man's neighboring seat got empty, he called out to his wife and got up for her to be seated besides him close to the window. She smiled, sat down besides him and they traveled the rest of the journey without saying a word. Both of them kept looking out of the window without saying anything, yet they were so comfortable in the presence of each other. They must be 70+ I guess and I assume they must have been married for at least 40-45 years + going by the standards of marriage in India at that time.
I was so pleased to see them together even though I didn't know them and had never seen them before either. It was just that I could feel the pleasure of being with someone who cares for you, who loves you and who has been with you for so many years - all through the ups and downs of everyday lives!
I wish u cared enough for me like this…I treasure every moment spent with you and don’t feel like losing a single one but you are too pre-occupied with work to notice my presence at all, at times. May be you will notice my absence one day when I'll be gone! I don’t blame you for all this but I don’t seem to understand that if I can manage my work and yet be with you every moment, why can't you? Am I expecting too much from you? If yes, I don’t mean to pressurize you in any way…I will try to go on with my work and not expect anything from you! Maybe this will make things easier for you as well as me. It will need a mountain of an effort from me simply because I love you so much…but I am willing to try. Just for the sake of seeing both of us together one day….years later…just like the old couple I saw this morning in the bus I take to work!