Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Unexpected Love Encounters


Hi everyone,

I came across this very cute saying...
The best relationships usually begin unexpectedly

Do you believe in this? And if you don’t...have you heard about the couple who met through Facebook because they have the same name? Yes, really.
Isn’t it amazing when things happen at a totally unexpected place and time, yet turn out to be so right? We experience life in different ways, and store away those experiences, good and bad, some of which can help us in future, while others we just want to get rid of in our memory. But sometimes something happens out of the ordinary, snaring us, catching hold of our senses and rooting our feet to the floor. That one moment stands out among all others. Yes, the moment of being in love.

Falling in love is magical and unpredictable. Maybe that's the part of being magical, that you can't predict with whom or where or when you'll fall in love. Or even why. Because isn't it true sometimes we really can't pinpoint what draws us to a person. Is it his or her smile or when they unexpectedly make us laugh or the way that special person can make you feel your worries weigh less than cotton candy?
I often think of these variables which make no logic. That's why we say we love with not our brain but our heart. Being a medical person I can tell you the emotional part is actually not under control of your thinking part because it has very little neuronal connections with the logically thinking areas of our cerebrum. Yet the control exerted by this part is tremendous.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
-          Lao Tzu

Of course, love occurs between people who are totally different and at unexpected places.  That’s when we get the ‘huh?’ moment. When we hear of unlikely couples pairing up. A celebrity marrying a commoner is certain to get our eyebrows raised as is a Bollywood actor marrying a doctor.

The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of colour...”
― 
Anna Godbersen

As said above, like the splashing of dispersing colours in the sky, love overtakes all and listens to no resistance.
I quite appreciate that as I have a husband who is very different in his thinking - sometimes diagonally so - from me!  In fact the first time we met, I had hot coffee while he took a cold cola. So that seems to set the trend for us of different tastes and different outlooks. Years later, we still sit together and he sips cold coffee while I enjoy hot tea!

So do you agree that two people can be very different and still fall in love? That love can pounce on you coming out of the hiding in unexpected places?
Take the hero and heroine of my debut book, Bollywood FiancĂ© For A Day, for instance. Zaheer is a renowned Bollywood actor. He’s used to the glamorous, shiny tinsel world. Vishakha is a dedicated doctor who hardly has time off to enjoy life.
Normally their paths wouldn’t ever cross.

But Vishakha has entered and won a contest. The prize is a date with Zaheer.
Different personalities. Meeting unconventionally. Then finding there was something irresistible keeping them together despite everything that shouldn't.
What can these two find in common? What do you think?
Do share if you believe love can happen unexpectedly. If that kind of love can be worth pursuing?

Eager to hear your views J

Love,

Ruchi. 

23 comments:

  1. Love definitely knocks on the door of your heart when you least expect it. And the fact that opposites attract clearly shows how theheart defies all logic signals from the brain.That also explains how a person you dislike in terms of looks, attitude and personality at the first sight/meeting goes on to hold a very special place in your heart and life within an unexpectedly short span of time


    Congrats on your first book release, Ruchi! I'm super-excited to read it and eagerly waiting to lay my hands on my copy!

    Cheers,
    T

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  2. Wonderful thoughts and so aptly put, Tia. Many thanks and do hope you enjoy reading it! :)

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  3. Opposites attract... Imagine how boring it would be to have a partner who is exactly like you! ;) Congrats on your book release and wishing you lots of success in all your writing endeavours!

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    1. Yes, certainly it would be boring, Adite. I think differences are to be celebrated as much as the similarity of thought in people in our life. Thank you for stopping by and for your beautiful wishes!

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  4. A lovely post. Congratulation again on your debut novel!

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  5. Congrats on your book release Ruchi. Can't wait to read it. All the best for you coming ventures.

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    1. That's great to hear, Rubina. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your lovely wishes!

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  6. Hi Ruchi,

    I know it can happen. Because it happened to me, that's why.

    Maria

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    1. So right, Maria. Nothing is as convincing as your own experience. Or as thrilling! ;)

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  7. Destiny brings two people close, no matter where on earth they are but they meet only when the ' Right Time' comes. We may find the love of our life in the person whom we might not even have imagined our life partner. Some relationships begin that way. That's why sometimes close friends/childhood buddies/neighbourhood buddies end up being those who are chosen as partners .

    There are strange stories as well, just a case as your story seems to portray Ruchi. There is a different thrill in starting life with someone who is different from oneself. Then when its true love the likes and dislikes of each other just merge. Finally, one fine day we realize that we have adapted each others likes and dislikes. Its a wonderful feeling to enjoy and cherish. There lies the thrill in a relationship.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Power of words. You've summed it up well. I believe in destiny too.

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  8. Congrats on your debut release!!

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  9. Congrats again on your debut. And yes it does happen. I met my husband through a blind date. I never would have looked at him twice had I met him say at a club, pub etc. Thrown together on this date, we clicked, and we're celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary this Saturday :-)

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    1. Aww that's so romantic! ♡♡ Advance congrats on the anniversary, Doris. And thanks so much for your wishes :)

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  10. As far as love is concerned ,it is something which happens just like that without any thought,if it really happens!And yes people with different taste definitely fall in love in most of the cases.Because it is different habit or behavior of other one which the other person get attracted to.and want to adopt that behavior. The best example which I have seen at my place is my mother and father relationship.My father is totally different from my mother in almost every aspect.The way they quarrel over petty issues,the way they tease each other for their behavior and their talks,the way they tell me and my siblings that see what your mother is saying or see what your father is saying is something so humorous and entertaining for our family.They had arranged marriage,they had different taste,but now they try to transform at every step for each other.They are love birds!So love definitely trap us at some point of time,it depends upon us the way we transform it!So people with different taste definitely have different love stories!Keep Loving,Keep smiling! :)Congrats Ruchi dee!Dolphin hopes to meet you some day! :)

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    1. What a fantastic, unusual name, Dolphin. Lovely to hear about your mom and dad. As Adite said earlier, differences do keep life spicy and enjoyable too if they're taken in a lighter vein as they seem to take it. Hmm...must think of that if I start losing patience sometime! *grin*
      I'd be chuffed to meet you too, Dolphin! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

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  11. just bought the book, the cover is very inviting. Congrats. Hope the kid have no homework and I can read it today itself
    Regards
    Arti

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    2. Hi Arti,
      Thanks for buying the book and ohh yes, I do love the cover too! So glad to meet you here as well as on twitter :)

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  12. Congratulations! I like contemporary women/romance fiction so it seems really nice to me...:)
    All the best!:)

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    1. Great to know you, Tarang. Many thanks!

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