I Would Do Anything for Love
I have been thinking about what you told me last night. You
said your love for me knows no limits, and that you'll do
anything for me. The earnestness with which you looked into
my eyes and spoke melted my being, and had it not been for
the hilarious sitcom playing in the background, I would not
have been able to prevent my tears. Your words moved me. I
sat up all night replaying that conversation in my mind, and
here I put down what I have to say. This letter is my way
of reassuring you that I reciprocate my devotion with similar
sentiments and commitment, and that I too would do anything
in the name of love. Just that there are a few small things
I will not be able to, for purely practical reasons.
you may be willing to jump off the cliff with me, rest assured
I would never throw you into such a predicament. Having said
that, please note that converse will not be possible. I am
scared of heights (you know it), and God forbid if such a
situation came up, you may have to take the plunge all by
yourself. I hate that sensation of a free fall. Besides, we'll
need someone to look after our children after you've gone.
you will happily drink even poison if I prepared it for you.
I am touched, but I'm afraid it still doesn't mean that tonight's
dinner will be cooked by me. On the other hand, if you were
to suggest such a thing to me, I'd feel you're being unduly
harsh on yourself. Think of your life without me. And so,
in your interest and keeping the larger scheme of things in
mind, I don't think I would agree to swallow that poison,
even if you promised you'd make sure I wouldn't die from it.
One can't take chances with anything these days.
you must stop dreaming of the day when we sit discussing literature
with each other. No, I can't get around to reading Umberto
Eco and James Joyce in the name of love. I am happy with my
how much you like long lovely tresses. Don't flinch, I've
seen you mesmerised by the neighbour's hair, and between us,
we know you've expressed yourself quite plainly that you would
rather I'd grow my hair longer. But dear, since you love me
so much, you'll have to excuse me here. I like my hair cropped
and hassle-free at all times. Long hair irritates me, maintaining
it gives me the jitters, spoils my mood. Eventually you would
have to bear the brunt of it (you know how I bite when I am
peeved). We are saving up on our shampoo, conditioner, and
parlour expenses. That should make you happy.
for your growing concerns over the extra tiers that may have
started showing up lately on me. You have pointed them out
to me on several occasions, while in the same breath talking
of the hundreds of fitness centres in the area. I also remember
the great fondness with which you speak of the enduring love
between your friend and his wife who used to sweat at the
gyms for a couple of hours everyday only for him. Good for
them, but I personally don't believe in such kitschy conditional
love, and after last night's conversation, am sure you don't
either. I am convinced that having cleared your thoughts in
your mind yesterday, you will stop nagging me for it henceforth.
Love is understanding, right?
how much you coax me, I have no inclination to learn to play
Golf. The other day you said, clearly distressed when I expressed
my personal views on this sport, that people are willing to
kill for love, and I am not ready to walk those eighteen holes
with you? Hubby dear, I will kill others for love, not myself.
you get back from work, and find me on the phone with one
of my friends, don't expect me to cut short my conversation
right there. It takes about five minutes to wind up any chat.
Just enough time for you to freshen up. And in case it is
a TV serial you walk in to, the wait could be a little longer.
Health specialists prescribe a hot shower at the end of a
busy day. Try it.
not a morning person, so stop dreaming up that dawn when you
and I will sit sipping tea on our balcony watching the rest
of the world wake up to a fresh day.
unfair to expect me to smile on days when I don't want to.
And contrary to what you seemingly apprehend when we fight
(that the foundation of our relationship gets threatened),
occasional fights play a more cathartic role for my over-all
wellbeing. Please don't take them personally.
back at the years we have spent with each other, I think in
sum and balance, we've had a most fulfilling life together.
You mentioned that you love me so much that you know every
single thought that's running through my mind. Scary as the
very possibility seems, I must say I am flattered. Unfortunately,
I can't make similar claims for myself because my intuitive
faculties have always been weak. As if getting to know my
own mind wasn't complex enough.
are the most heartfelt outpourings. I love you more than can
be described through mere words. I remain, yours forever with
all my love, and will most willingly do anything for you.
Well, almost everything.
doting life mate,
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