Thoughts On Love & A Love For Thoughts
“Love is like a fizzy cola drink. Only the bottle perceives the pressure inside till you open it, though the world sees its perky colour. Then once you uncork, it keeps fizzing for a while and is unsettling, gushing out and over, till it slowly settles down to allow you to enjoy it, cooling you in the process, till it drains out completely and then leaves you with an aftertaste sweet or sour. If you’ve enjoyed the drink, which you’ll truly indemnify only once the bitter-sweet flavour leaves your senses, you’ll crave for another one, perhaps similar, if not you’ll avoid it altogether for a long time to come.”….these lines are from the new novel I’m writing.
I’m sharing this on Face Book, as my writer husband is always vociferously criticizing me for only sharing quotes. He wonders why and how a wannabe writer has nothing original to say. I cannot seem to get him to see, that I have so much to say to the world, but am dressing it all to be a bride and would prefer not to allow the world to see its pristine face yet. Till then, I like to connect with my friends, by sharing thoughts that I like and inspire myself with.
While on the topic of love, here’s some more food for thought:
“Nascent love requires a lot of nurturing, just as a sapling that has been sown into the warm brown earth of your heart. If it is ignored by the one you love – the gardener, not weeded off scepticism, ego and fear, it will be plucked out by the errant bird – self-pride, transplanted on to the fertile soil of another planter who considers himself blessed by the gift of love.”
“Thoughts are like nectar that words both spoken and written carry as Bees do, into the beehive of your mind. Then once sealed in with the honeycomb of your attitudes and values, they produce honey that feeds your soul for a lifetime.”
By Shuvashree Ghosh