Before the haze of my thoughts cloud your minds, let me take a moment to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! My blog has been forced into an arranged marriage, and has later found some amazing love with Kavya Menon’s blog in the beautiful differences and the complementing characteristics that our blogs cherish… for this V-Day’s D-Day, and for the many to come!
Valentine’s Day – the very utterance of this word evokes a rosy picture in everyone’e head! Thanks to Director Kathir’s films and a host of songs, Valentine’s day has been reduced (or rather, blown up) to giving roses and teddy bears, fancy candle-lit dinners, essentially taking out someone on a date, and a ton of memes, sometimes with rated content, that speaks about the blisses and woes of being single and being committed… and not to mention the so-called ‘culture-guardians’ who… well, I’ll leave that to your knowledge!
If the greatest and the most global celebration of love has such a commercial connotation, it can’t be helped that the commercial elements have trickled down a bit to the very emotion of ‘love’ itself! Love’s intensity, I think, should be measured (if at all it needs to be, which, I think, is unnecessary!) as what you do for your loved one in comparison to what you would do you for yourself. However, it’s been defined to be compared to how well you fare against others in a materialistic race!
This brings us to two diverging-and-disturbing truths: Self-love has found its territorial borders being violated by self-centeredness and narcissism. Sustainability has met with its flurry of criticisms, and so has the idea of sustainability being a threat to commercialism. Well… if the recent Tamil Cinema, and marginally, the latest protests have enlightened us that there might be a commercial angle to every emotional move, then it calls for some introspection.. maybe not!!
Everybody is either Martin Luther King or Dom Cobb when it comes to dreams – we dream with an aspiration to make it real. It doesn’t matter if it comes within the scope of today’s reality, and we still dream, just like a child!
There is a point when the fears of the dark present, and the aspirations for a bright future begin their unfulfilled-yet-undying romance – the dream of hope! And as my blog-mate concluded, it might be a child’s dream… but a few dreams do happen, however far-fetched they may be! And are we all not children somewhere… to dream without limits!? To Dream of an ideal love!?
This post is written for the ‘love theme’ contest by The Chennai Bloggers Club (www.chennaibloggers.in) in association with woodooz (http://www.woodooz.com/) and Indian Superheroes (http://indiansuperheroes.com/)