My 1990'S In 2020
My 1990'S In 2020
11:30 am, Sunday morning, I went to see him. No, it was not a date or something but his family sent a marriage proposal to my family. My family and I went to his home to see him. In my head, it was clear that there is no boy made up for me who can fulfill all my wants and desires. We both were sent outside to talk. The two of us talked about our career and all but suddenly out of nowhere he asked me, “What would your dream husband be like?” I smiled and said “Someone who would like to drink tea at a roadside tea stall instead of coffee at a big café. Someone who loves to listen to Kishore Kumar rather than jamming over Ed Sheeran. Someone who would just fall for one genuine small smile of mine rather than long unrealistic chats. In the era of your place or mine, I want someone who would walk with me hand in hand. I don’t want to go out on random dates, but want to dance in the flight of his love. I want those early morning long romantic drives in the car, but not the one where the radio speaks more than the two people sitting together. I don’t want the romance just to showcase on my social media, but I want it for real. The one who would not worry about me wearing just kajal in the name of makeup in his fancy parties. Someone who would bring me jasmine flower garland to put in my hair instead of a flower bouquet. Someone on whose shoulder my head can lie comfortably, not the one who asks for a corner seat in a cinema hall. In all, I want love, not infatuation.” Listening to this, he smiled. I asked him “Is it too much to ask for?” And he said “What if I say that even I do love drinking tea at a roadside tea stall, but would prefer to drink the one made by you with love? What if we can listen to Kishore Kumar four days in a week and Ed Sheeran three days in a week? What if I promise that I would fall for that one small genuine smile of yours, but would also have those long chats with you, sitting in an office that would not be unrealistic? What if I promise you that we will go out on walks at night, hand in hand?
We would not go out on dates, but what if we have candlelight dinner sometimes at our home only? I am not actually an early morning person but would not mind getting up if you could wake me up with love. What if I promise you that when we are together, the radio will stay shut only and we would sing the whole distance? What if I promise you that my romance for you would never fall short just by showcasing it on social media? What if I say that I believe in the inner beauty of a person, not the outer one? What if I promise that I will bring your jasmine flower garland, but only and only if you would let me put it in your hair? What if I say that we will not go to cinema hall but we can binge-watch the whole series, sitting on the couch with your head over my shoulder? Will all this work for you?” I blushed. In my mind, I thought that “He is the one I have been looking for.” At that very moment, he said “One more thing. This is not at all too much to ask for.” That day he stole my heart. And then there was not a single reason to say "No" to his proposal. I said "Yes" to him and can proudly say that he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. And also, sometimes arranged marriage can give you something which even a love marriage cannot.