I firmly believe that laughter is something that keeps life going. And a sense of humor is the sexiest trait a partner can have. Humor is not only when we make fun of someone and laugh. You need to be able to laugh at yourself too. Being able to laugh at oneself is quite a feat. And this is exactly what paved way for my love story.
The first meeting alone:
We had known each other for the whole of our lives and by known I mean that we knew that each other existed. It was at a family occasion that we met and spoke briefly. Then he asked for my number and we began chatting. Our frequencies matched and it was really fun talking to him. We then decided to meet. Since both of us enjoy a drink, we decided to meet one weekend over some old monk and coke. We started talking and did not realize how time flew. A drink turned into five and we were still high on conversation. Finally, the pub authorities asked us to leave and we got up from our seats. We were on the fourth floor and the lift lobby was filled with people. We decided to take the stairs down. Both of us were so happy to have had such a wonderful time. We walked down talking and were almost at the ground floor, when I slipped and fell. No, I was not that drunk. I genuinely slipped and was so embarrassed. He was shocked and then helped me up. And both of us burst out laughing! It was 1 am and we were walking on the empty streets laughing non stop and then he dropped me back home.
I had hurt my back and butt due to the impact of the fall. The next day he messaged me asking me if he should come and take me to a "bum" doctor. The laughter continued and I sensed that this was a beginning of something.
A few days later:
By now we had begun to meet every day but had not yet started dating. One fine day we met after work and I was craving for some hot spicy chaat. We went to a place well known for its Calcutta Victoria chaats. We placed our order and then he began to describe the dish that he had ordered. There was so much passion in his voice when he spoke about the spicy potato filling and the juicy tangy sauce with it. I was so excited that I wanted to try it out too. He went in to collect our order and came back with a plate of my chaat and a paper bag. I was wondering what was going on. This is how the conversation went.
Me: What is this in the bag?
He (Acting super casual): This is the chaat I ordered.
Me: Really? The description was something else.
He (sheepishly): Actually, I ordered the wrong dish. I knew the dish I wanted, but got the name wrong.
We laughed out so loud that the entire store was now looking at us! And by now both of us knew that we wanted to laugh together for the rest of our lives.
Burp, I will:
We were in love and that was very clear. He had not yet proposed and I knew that sometime soon he would. One day we went to the famous food street in Bangalore. It was my first time there and I went crazy. We gorged on everything that we could lay our eyes on. By the time we were done, we were so full that we couldn't walk or talk. Our T-shirts had expanded to its seams. And while I was struggling to breathe and walk at the same time, he pops the question. Of course I said a yes, but with a generous burp. And then the laughter began. We laughed our way into being friends, lovers and soul mates.
|And It Continues!|
Today, as husband and wife this is what keeps us going. Laughter brought love into our lives and it helps us continue to love and grow.
Sharing a life would not have been this easy had we not shared a laugh before.
This post is a part of #LoveAndLaughter activity at BlogAdda in association with Caratlane.