Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Strange Emotion

“Stephen kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.”

-          Sara Teasdale

Love is a strange emotion. It can give us the unbound happiness and belongingness. It can also hurt us beyond tolerable limits and lead us towards estrangement.

As they say, time and tide waits for none. Life moves on. But, the ache that unrequited love gives is humongous. More so when the same was reciprocated once.

Sometimes, I fail to understand why we fall in love at all. And, how time drinks away that love drop by drop is still a mystery.

Those love that survives the test of time are rare.

If we are meant to part, why do we meet?
If we are supposed to forget, why do we remember?

Love, my boy, is a strange emotion.


  1. Love isn't a strange emotion. Its the purest one...but in this crazy masked world, purity is looked with suspicion. Love doesn't have to stand the test of time. If it gave purpose to you even for the limited time it touched you, that is purpose enough.

    We part due to our own reasons.

    1. I agree with you Red. But, what I fail tp understand is why "love" is never a reason and why it is always so many other selfish ones.

      I felt love is strange because over years the pure love you mentioned gets corrupted too.

      Thanks Red :)

  2. That quote ... I loved it toooooooooooooooo much :-)

  3. That picture quote is awesome :)

    And love doesn't hurt us, the lack of it is what does.

    1. Unrequited love does hurt... I guess...

  4. Of course love is strange for some,solace for some others and a feast of soul for yet another group.Nice analysis.

  5. Even I question dz every time to myself..'jab juda hona hi hai tho milthe hi kyu, jab bhool jaana hi hai tho yaad karthe hai kyu (the same Vch u said)..I guess only god knew d answers to such question.bt once again...nice post....and dat quote its jz 'awww'

    1. Thanks a lot. Glad that you agree with me...

  6. I can never understand these complex emotions.. You get tangled up in the web and when you realise this.. Its too late! But then again i do feel that there is nothing better than being in love.. And knowing that you are loved back.. Even if it is for a limited time! :)

    1. Very true... Love is like a rose... Beautiful... But comes with thorns!