Those Three Magical Words !

You give me all of 20 minutes. That’s it ? All of 20 minutes, to write out a blog post ? And this, after knowing how ‘slow’ i am. what would i do in 20 minutes. 

A post for the anniversary should be ‘proper’ ! You know…! 

I had wanted to write about our life in the last several years, with many pictures and anecdotes of your heroics from each year. After all these years, of course, i have a few stories and events from our lives. 

The bank balance is in no shape to share. But we are richer in our stories though. And that’s one thing to tell. Ones that cracked you up. Others that cracked me up. Yet others that just withered us down. 

Of course, I had made a list of them. I am no good at lists. I know. But this one, i made. OK ? Really.

I thought of swinging a spin. To talk about the ring on your finger that i slipped in years back, losing shine, but the spirit and love just shining through. That would have been neat, i think. 

I had even clicked a very rare picture of you reading The Economic Times, with the hand carousing the Mercedes ad. Now, i haven’t yet quite figured how i would connect up ‘Get Set. Drool’. And now, in 20 minutes, how would i weave that in ? 

It was on my mind to write a few lines about what a sport you have been. In life, and generally too. As i pull your legs and extend it to the blog. And of course i wasn’t going to mention the ‘treatment’ i get post such posts ! 

You bet, a prominent sub-topic, underlined and in blue, would be : acknowledgement of the trials and tribulations of living with a ‘perpetually perplexed’ chap ! 

Khalil Gibran was already looked up, for me to quote on what a delight of a friend and partner that you. In fact here is the link. And heretoo. For some reason, you do not like this man. I was contemplating between quoting him and annoying you. So, you know…there i am. At that at that crossroad. Yet again. 

Of course, in that post, the culinary skills, and the filter coffee would have a deservedly large mention. Of 450 words each. Quite obviously, i wouldn’t have talked about the odd day with extra salt or sugar and such other days that got classified as ‘experiments’. 

There was the other option too. Of a superb post. With mushy romantic stuff and lines stolen from ads and greeting cards. Lines like ‘Oh how you complete me’ ! Stolen, even though i mean it ! In humble acknowledgement of the fact that i cannot be ‘romantic’ to dance around trees with a song, like they do in Hindi movies. And by the way, where are the trees ?

My God, of that twenty minutes that you gave me, eighteen are actually gone. Now what would i do. You give me all of 20 minutes. That’s it. 

All of 20 minutes, to write out a blog post ? And this, after knowing how ‘slow’ i am. what would i do in 20 minutes. The dull dreary chap that i am. I could have done a lot more. But for now, i would leave you with those three magical words. 

Words that set you afire. Magical words, that don’t get purred into the ear, but said in the open. Yes, so this post could have been different. But with the 20 minutes that you gave me, these three words are just about what i can manage….

Its your fault !

PS: This is a replug of a post from 2009. Nothing has changed. Except the number. Oh wait. A few things have indeed changed. Those will await a separate post ! 🙂

17 thoughts on “Those Three Magical Words !

  1. JANU says:

    Happy Anniversary! Would have loved to here her part of the story too.

  2. (humble acknowledgement of the fact that i cannot be ‘romantic’ to dance around trees with a song, like they do in Hindi movies. And by the way, where are the trees ?)
    LOL ! Good timely question sir ! Where are the trees ?

  3. This is one of my ‘ all time favouriate posts’ among all your blog posts sir. Thanks for reproducing. Congrats on your annivarsary.
    When I read this blog post a couple of years ago, I again re-read with my wife and we enjoyed it immensely. Thanks again.

  4. Happy anniversary!


    we will await the separate post..

    guess the missus goes “so what’s new?”

  5. Lotus Eaters says:

    Happy anniversary Kavi,
    You gave a feeling as if we are all waiting for a new movie release!!

  6. Happy anniversary to both of you, Kavi!

  7. Jeevan says:

    This really sounds sweet! Great post in 20 minutes… it’s tough for me to do.

    Happy Anniversary and my best wishes to you both 🙂

  8. Happy Anniversary Kavi!!. This post is as lovable as it was the first time I read it. Its a classic! Just like the marriage, I am sure 🙂

  9. sharmila says:

    The ‘perpetually perplexed chap’managed a gem in 20 min .Happy anniversary to you and your wife!

  10. Blogwati Gee says:

    Ha ha ha ha Happy Anniversary…..and BTw you still living under the same roof after this post? Just checking….God Bless!

  11. Sandhya says:

    Happy Anniversary, Kaviarasu to both of you! I am hundred percent sure that you are made for each other!

  12. Rather late to join the party, but belated anniversary greetings. It is a timeless post! 🙂

  13. Darril says:

    oh.. thats really a different post from you.. and belated wishes for your anniversary..

  14. Insignia says:

    Haa happy anniversary. You have said a lot here in 20 mins 🙂

  15. Insignia says:

    Haa happy anniversary. You have said a lot here in 20 mins 🙂

  16. Kavi says:

    Hello Everybody !

    Thanks for the wonderful wishes! it sure was worthy of savouring them all, well beyond the 20 mins that it took to write the blog !!

    Such a pleasure to be connected to all of you!

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