Let Me Love You
If you feel suffocated within the boundaries of commitment, I seek no commitment from you. If you want to fly, I will never hold you back. But whenever you feel too tired to fly, I want you to know that my shoulder will always be there for you to lean on.
But if you abhor the very idea, let me love you from a distance; with no hope or agenda, like the sea loves the moon.
Yes, like the sea.
The sea is one of the most optimistic lovers. It rises towards the sky every time the moon comes closer, perhaps to have a better look at its beloved, despite the fact that they have never met.
Will they ever meet?
Probably never, but certainly that won’t deter the sea from doing what it has been doing since it came into existence. Isn’t that what they call unconditional?
Love is not always about having each other. Sometimes it goes beyond that, sometimes it’s just about the happiness you get from the smile of the other person. When you will do anything to see that smile again. It happens even if you are not close to your beloved, even if your beloved is unaware of your love.
You told me that you can never trust again, that people have taken everything from you and given nothing in return, and now you have got nothing but an empty soul. You said your life is so complicated that it can’t get back to normal again.
If you are stripped off of trust and faith, I’ll envelope you in mine. If your soul is empty, I’ll refill it with every ounce of love I have got. Your life need not be changed, just allow me to be a part of it. If your life is a burning forest, let me be a tree in that forest. Let me burn down to ashes.
But if you forsake me from being a tree in the forest of your life, let me love you from a distance like the nightingale loved the boy in that Oscar Wilde story I can’t recall the name of…
Sudhanshu Shekhar Kampa | Edited by Aditi Dhasmana