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If I Were To Choose, I’ll Always Choose Love

An epiphany does not always strike like a bolt of lightning. It need not have to be a dramatic, life-altering moment but a simple, even mundane event that leaves us going over the things that we hold so dearly in our lives, but more than often, take for granted. And on top of this list, are our loved ones; our family and friends, our significant others, and surprisingly, we, ourselves. We are so neck-deep in work that life and love just pass us by, and we don’t even get a whiff of them!


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Living each moment and appreciating the love, the unadulterated love that our precious ones shower us with, is something we forget, because we are too occupied, trying to give them a comfortable life. Do you see the irony in that?! I mean, it is heart-wrenching! Yes, we are living for the bigger things, the thought of which itself, enlivens us, but what about the little things that make the big difference? Is it so difficult to always choose love, above all else? What about coming home a little early so that you can have dinner with your family; what about going to your kid’s annual concert, do you know how much it would mean to her?; what about driving your mom to the temple on Sundays; what about actually relishing the food at home, instead of just swigging it down because you have a meeting to catch in five minutes. And whatever happened to savoring a pint of ice-cream after a family movie matinee?! You get my point, right? We are so betrothed in struggling to build of life that we forget to live one! Working hard is essential, but you must always, make time for love.


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Do you remember the days, when you could sleep a little longer while Ma made tea and Baba was too busy, reading the papers, to realize that you were still sleeping! Do you remember your brother coaching you for your first cricket match? Do you remember learning how to ride the bicycle? Bet Dad was busy, but he made time for you. So why can’t you be there when your Dad is coping up with the new gadget you got him? Why can’t you surprise mom with a cup of tea, the way she likes it? To think of it, do we even know what our moms like and how they like it? Perhaps not, because we are always at the receiving end of their love!

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No matter how often we avow or hear others lament, we don’t recognize the value of anyone while we have them, we do not choose love while it is all around us, enveloping us in its safe embrace: The grandma, who would wait for you to come from school, so that the two of you could have lunch together; the boyfriend, who would save up on his pocket money, however paltry, to bring you a gift; the father who would sit you down after dinner and mull over his good old days for the umpteenth time, because he knew you wouldn’t judge him; the you, who didn’t perceive all this because you had them all. However, it is not that you don’t appreciate them. Hell, you celebrate them; love them fiercely. But it is very human of you to think that you will never lose them!

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So when was the last time you told the people you care for, that you love them and that you’d always choose love- their love- above all else in the world? It does not matter what your answer is to that, do it today, pal! For many of us, indulging in emotions, becomes very difficult. But sometimes, it is necessary to do the same. Take time out to speak with, listen to, understand, and thus, connect with the people that matter the most to you, who make your life worth living. Loving and being loved, that is all that life sums up to, in the end.

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If I Were To Choose, I'll Always Choose Love
Is it so difficult to always choose love, above all else?
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” This Isaac Asimov line, embraces my love for writing in the finest and most desperate way that it is and should be! I was tormented by the earnestness of the written word not very early in my journey. But once smitten, it has helped me devour life twice over; savoring the moment and indulging in its memories. As a flâneuse, I wander to understand the intricacies of human relationships. Realizing that, they are just different manifestations of the same feeling of love, has been my greatest learning. I seek to share its opulence through the words I type.