The clock struck midnight. There was victory in his eyes. On the bed were remnants of his night’s hunt – the Scrabble letters I scattered after he had defeated me yet again! The man who can beat me at Scrabble is a man I respect.
On weekday nights, R and I whip up (not so) simple dinners so we are all sorted for making our way through the bedside books. They have been taking longer to get through, I have noticed. I swear this is because of how beautiful Pune night rain looks from our bedroom window. Golden, quiet and melodious! It looks different over the weekend though – more intrusive than beautiful, more irritating than romantic. We still trudge out, braving the mighty raindrops and squealing over the puddles.
“How does it feel to be married?” This question always leaves me wondering. Do I feel more responsible, more organised, more stressed out? NO! I will admit we have to endeavour to stick to a routine and cook dinner after a long day at work. But, if anything, the daily grind makes me await with even more longing whatever time we get to spend together. I love opening the door to R when I am home early. I love waking him up in person (and NOT over the phone!) and giggling at the overwhelmed look in his eyes when he says – “I still can’t believe we are married!”
Over the years, R has grown to be my closest friend, so much that he sometimes feel like an imaginary extension I made of myself. I can be as grumpy as I please, my hair can be wild, my face unwashed or oily. And no, he may not tell me I am the prettiest then, but he feels as comfortable and “home” as my old night pyajamas, fried groundnuts in the Delhi winter and Mom’s favourite blue night spread.
Today, we complete five glorious years of togetherness. And this year, we are husband and wife. As spectacular as spectacular gets!
Happy Fifth, R. (27.6.15)
Belated wishes…. 🙂 but better late than never… Glad to explore your blog, one of the nicest ones…I must admit… 🙂
P.S.I’m a die-hard Scrabble fan… 😀
Hey Maniparna! Welcome to P&P. So glad you like it here. I will look forward to seeing you around more often. 🙂
Same pinch for our love for Scrabble! 🙂
Tagged you Debo; do try https://soulandthesupersoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/quote-challenge-day-1-of-3/
Hey! Thanks for the tag B. Will surely try to take it up soon. 🙂
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Congratulations 🙂 God bless!
And the weather sounds lovely. Do click and post some pics 🙂
Thank you, thank you! 😀
Will surely do. The weather really is at its very best. 🙂
This is beautiful 🙂
Thanks a lot! 🙂
Wish you guys Many many more years of togetherness !
Thanks a ton Aativas! 😀
That’s sweet. And! I thought the blog celebrating 5 years. The post is simple but straight that it touches the heart at the word Go:)
It did actually. February this year. But that month was crazy with the great Indian wedding. 😛
So happy you liked the post Vishal. Thanks a lot! 😀
Congratulations debo. 🙂 Wish you guys Many many more years of togetherness ! 🙂 stay blessed!
Hey! Thanks a ton for your lovely wishes Lavender. ❤
What a lovely Post. Congratulations to both of you and may your years ahead of you inspire even more declarations of happiness and love. 🙂
Thank you very much Colin. I hope so too. 🙂
Aww….such a sweet post to shower R with not-so-mushy love 😍
Congratulations for the 5th! Hope every year comes with just as many wonderful times!
Haha, glad you liked it Varsh! 😀 Thanks so much!
Congratulations Debo and this is the beginning of many more years of togetherness
Touche. Thank you very much B! ❤
Congratulations to both of you! Such simplicity in wondrous words! Much love ❤
Delighted you liked it. Thanks a lot Adi! 🙂