To the one I love,
I talked about it. I wrote about it before. But I didn’t truly believe in love till it happened to me. Ever since I was a kid, the only real love that never failed to amaze me was my parents’. I didn’t believe in today’s world people knew how to love. Then you flew across the world, thousand miles over the ocean, just to visit me and proved me wrong.
Even though it’s not fair that we got to spend only two weeks together, I am more than ever grateful for those 13 days, those amazing 312 hours that we had together. They are the best days yet.
The memories we made, the moments we had, the pictures we took and the happiness we shared during those two weeks are too extraordinary to write about. They will forever be cherished in my heart. People take love for granted other 364 days and on one day they spend hundreds of dollars buying gifts to appreciate love. Love should be celebrated every day. Love should be taken care of and nourished daily. We should always make time for love. Many lucky people get to see the one they love every day yet fight half of the time, don’t stay loyal or forget to love one another. They don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on plane tickets to see the one they love. They don’t know how lucky they are. If they lived in two different continents, they might think twice before fighting for petty little things. They would begin to appreciate love more.
You make me appreciate love more. You made me see and understand many perspectives about love that I didn’t see or understand before. You are the most incredible thing that ever happened to me. 8 years ago, when I was selecting a college out of 300 something colleges and 50 states, I had no idea that decision would change my life forever and eventually lead my way to you. I had no idea that my path was going to cross yours. Was it a co incident or a miracle? I believe it’s the result of two souls fighting for each other for many lifetimes. An eternal bond that is hard to comprehend for the normal minds.
The little things you do and say make me smile like no other. You do everything to make me happy. I am not the best person. I’m difficult. I just hope I make you happy enough. Everyday with you feels thousand times better than a Valentine’s Day. You love and accept me for who I am, the real me; the-7am-messy-hair-me. I don’t know how you love me like you do. I always saw myself as someone too hard to love.
You and I come from different cultures, different countries, and two different worlds. I’ve been mistreated by the people from the same culture as I am and then there’s you. You understand and respect each boundary, principle and value I’ve set because I come from a different culture and still you love me nonetheless. You are the perfectly right soul for me. I’m ever so thankful for you and your love. I respect you with all my heart. You are a true gentleman and I consider myself very lucky to have found you. Thank you so much for crossing paths in life and coming into my little world. I trust you and I have faith in us. I know we are going to make it. The distance or nothing else would stop me from fighting for you. You are my blessing and my life. I don’t know about Americans, but I am a Sri Lankan and when Sri Lankan women love, oh they love intensely. The man we love will become the no 1. I hope you can handle a love that’s so intense and not be scared by the capacity we are able to love.
I wish nothing but to share my life with you. The best times and the worst times. The pain and the happiness. I know times will not always be perfect and sweet. But I will never leave and walk out the door. I choose to stay no matter how hard it gets. Everything I have is all yours till the end of time. I wish nothing more than to be with you and love you till the day I die. I’ve read the greatest novels of all time and I’ve read about the sweetest love spilled between the pages of poetry, and I had drawn a conclusion that love is only an idea we so eloquently write about but doesn’t exist in real. But now I know what Shakespeare was trying to say through his words. Now I understand why Shah Jahan made Taj Mahal for Mumtaz. Now I know they loved so hard, so intensely that they created beautiful things with their love. Now I know love is not an idea. I know it’s a feeling because of you. I know love is the best feeling. I’ve never loved or allowed myself to love any other man as much as I love you. When you find that one person whom you would walk through fire to get to them or whom you would want to experience life with, you know you’ve found the one you truly love. It’s worth writing about. To me, you are the only poem itself that I want to keep writing about. You are the chapter that completes my story. You are my happy beginning. You and I share a deep love that’s better than a fairy tale. And baby, I love you ever so dearly.
Here’s two of my favourite quotes about love from my favourite writers of all time.
“Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; – it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.” Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Always and forever yours,