Hey-lo there!! So here I go… This is my letter of clichés.
“An expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.”
Perfect, short, and to the point, as Wikipedia always is. Hats off to the Wikipedians!!
So where was I?
Yup, clichés. Sorry for digressing.
Let’s be clear about something from the very beginning. I don’t want you to wait till the end of my very short and boring letter to get what I’m trying to say.
So here goes…
I love you.
There, I said it. The magical words. I love you. Have said it innumerable times before. But just wanted to say it again. Put it down in words. Cast it in stone, as the elders say.
I love you. Have for a long time now. Long long time.
As long as the earth’s been going round the sun.
The star’s been up in the sky.
Ever since the big bang, i have been moving towards you.
Getting pulled up, smashed up, burned up, blown into smithereens.
But inevitably, always moving towards you.
Let me start from the beginning. Tell you my story. By the way, forget the title of my rather short letter. I wanted to write something else when I started it yesterday. But that was yesterday.
THIS IS TODAY.
And consider the title of the letter ‘My Story’. So, here goes.
I started at the big bang. THE big bang. Mother of all bangs. You got it right?? Of course you did. So here I was. All alone in infinite space. God only knows why I came into being in the first place. But I did. And there I was, with nothing to see, nothing to feel, nothing of anything. I was very tiny at the beginning. You can almost say that I was nothing.
But I was not nothing.
I was everything, you see.
And then that tiny mass of me exploded. Stuff just spewed out of me. I became electrons, and protons, and neutrons, and neutrinos, and quarks, and bosons. I was everything, at the same time. It was pitch black in the beginning. But then there was light!! I became stars. I became the light.
I became the planets.
And I became the earth.
I was in everything you see around you. The birds, the plants. The thunder, the lightning.
And now, I’m me.
And this is my story.
But this is not only my story. This is our story.
This is your story too.
Because I was never alone. I always had you.
Even at the first instant, I had you.
And ever since, I have been travelling towards you.
Crunched under gravity, exploded as a supernova.
Rained from the sky. Spewed from a volcano.
But always, travelling towards you.
And then I met you.
You light up my sky, outshining everything else.
Remind me of the infinite vastness of the sky, the strength of the waves.
The freedom of the wind.
Make me laugh, weep tears of joy.
You make me happy.
You make me feel.
You make me a child again.
So my answer is yes.
I will marry you.
Spend the rest of my days with you.
Raise kids with you.
Call you my wife.
Treat you like a queen.
Do everything worth doing, and do the unsaid things too.
This is our story, and it has just begun.