Vagaries of Love :)

Is it possible for someone to fall in love without actually having seen the other person, or even spoken to the person? A few days ago, I would have said no, until I found myself in a situation where every instance of my daily life involved wondering about that elusive girl, that faceless angel who haunts my dreams and realities, the girl who is unlike any other I have known, maybe because I don’t know her and yet I can’t help but feel that I’ve known her all my life. πŸ™‚

Let me be the first to confess that I’m a workaholic for five days in a week with little or no social life on these days. Weekends for me are meant to unwind, to let myself go berserk and loosen the hold I have put on myself during the week. Lately, all I’ve been doing on weekends is sitting in front of an open Gtalk window, waiting for that special girl to come online. I know, I’m a little mad at times.

Women have this special power over men – I’ve experienced this a lot many times before – and that is the power to make men their slaves. I don’t know if I’m the only guy who’s ever experienced this strange, but beautiful phenomenon, but I found myself being drawn into a web of words, emotions and feelings while saying a simple “Hi” or a “Hello” with this girl. Ah, well… Wherever you are, I hope you remember chatting online with this hopeless romantic. πŸ™‚

I am forced to eat my words against Cupid. That senseless idiot has struck me again! I wonder where he was hiding. I had been very careful to avoid getting caught in his line of fire and I almost thought that I was immune to his arrows. But alas, he has proved to be a bit more powerful than me. πŸ™‚

Ms. Charming Girl, if you’re reading this, please don’t be alarmed. I am not a maniac and I am not a stalker, and I will not dwell on your unattainability. I can accept the fact that the best things in life are the hardest to come by and most of them are already taken. I was perhaps a bit slow to arrive at the scene. This post is just a small dedication to you and your charming wit – I love the way your alphabets and words make perfect sense to me… πŸ˜‰

This is perhaps the next best thing to writing a love note in a piece of parchment and rolling it up in an airtight bottle, corking the top and throwing it in the sea, because at least this way, you can have a chance to know what I feel like. Thanks for giving me your phone number when I asked you for it in my dream. Your voice sounded very sweet indeed! πŸ™‚

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

83 thoughts on “Vagaries of Love :)

  1. Nikhil, inspite of all that i told yu…all and every single thing that i told you…how can yu still say yu’re struck again?? That too by Cupid…
    Niks…i….i….dint i tell yu…dint it tell yu I MURDERED CUPID SOMETIME BAC?? :;) πŸ˜€

    An yea, as for the Ms. Charming Girl, i have no words to say…anyways, there are other fish in the sea…bigger and better πŸ˜€

  2. @Scorpria
    I know you murdered that Cupid creature… But still, somehow… I can’t help but feel something… Hmmm…

  3. @Nik – “I can accept the fact that the best things in life are the hardest to come by and most of them are already taken.” Already taken – sure thg!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    Dude, I am in the same boat as you πŸ˜€ – cant wait to see what our readers suggest πŸ™‚

  4. ahaaaaaaaaa…for the reason i always see a green dot nearby nikhil πŸ˜€

    this post is entirely different from all those i have read may be bcoz of the cupid effect πŸ˜›

    “Is it possible for someone to fall in love without actually having seen the other person, or even spoken to the person? ” ..yeah of course u will πŸ™‚

    n i really luved the pic u have used for the post dude πŸ™‚ ..doono wt kinda feeling it bring, may be a little bit of poetry or….. ???

  5. @Nik/Scorpria – Better is fine, why bigger??????? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

    Just an observation!! πŸ™‚

  6. i thought u are in love with someone else..the one u mentioned in ur book.
    who is this new girl ??
    why dont u ask her no. tonight… ? πŸ˜›

  7. @Balu
    Haha! Yeah.. maybe… πŸ˜€

    hehehe… Same frikkin boat, same frikkin seat, man! πŸ˜€

    Thanks! i’m glad u liked it… Yeah, its probably cupid’s influence that has made me write something different this time…
    The pic was taken in Gokarna! πŸ™‚

    Lol.. That’s an old story, man… Broke up with that girl… πŸ˜€
    I’m ruling the singles kingdom now! πŸ˜€

  8. Meandered in while surfing the web. Loved the way you ended the post ” Thanks for giving me your phone number when I asked you for it in my dream.” . It’s so sweet. Your post reminded me of

    Kissi shayar ka khwaab ho tum
    Khud ko bhool jaao mai, woh nasha ho tum
    Ab hosh na aaye to behtar hoga
    Sapna hi sahi, mera apna ho tum

  9. Really, such a sweet sweet post! You are a romantic guy Nikhil! And yeah, that photo is so apt! I love it!

  10. which means, whoever is left’;; be beeeeg πŸ˜€

    ok ok…wrong vocabulary, i admit πŸ™‚ i meant “more and better” !

  11. @Reema

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! That’s a very nice poem! πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

    hahaha!!! Don’t stumble.. It’s ok… I get the idea… πŸ˜€

    hahaha!!! You really think so? πŸ˜›

  12. A person I know blamed the cupid, called him names, cursed him, said he will murder the cupid, etc etc on his blog post.
    I guess u know him too.
    I knew it !.
    so get going, make ur next move and update the progress in ur blog. πŸ˜€

  13. @Niks
    Hey dude excuse me for this ‘doosra’

    What makes you think this is a girl?
    Could be a guy trying to have some fun just for kicks.. or might be you know what.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Anyways, nice composition..

    awesome thought on the ‘bigger’ one πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  14. Nikhil: On that Message in A Bottle wish, I am instantly reminded of the-man-with-the-finest-bones-in-pop aka Sting:

    Walked out this morning
    Don’t believe what I saw
    A hundred billion bottles
    Washed up on the shore
    Seems I’m not alone at being alone
    A hundred billion castaways
    Looking for a home

    Sorry, I should not be so unkind but he himself dispenses some wisdom before that stanza:

    A year has passed since I wrote my note
    But I should have known this right from the start
    Only hope can keep me together
    Love can mend your life
    But love can break your heart

    Good luck with finding the real life number of the girl πŸ™‚

  15. Nikhil: For the ‘cheese’ factor, here is a video that was very popular at one time:

    PS: I said ‘video’ was very popular and I mean with girls πŸ˜‰

  16. This has happened to me also.. though I will not put the “love” word there, but yes, i used to just log on to chech if “he” is there (San, i knew, its he! :P)! some how, liked chatting with him… don’t know what do you call this.. Surely not love! can’t love somebody just by alphabets ( as u put it Niks!).

    Why can’t we accept certain things without tags! Why every emotion has to be given a name?

  17. nik…cupid aint dead..i thnk scorpia faild to blast his ass off…ehh..cos ths guys has been shootin me too…everyday with the same rusty arrow hes been usin fr th past ages…bt th fnny prt is dat it always has same name tag attached…scorpria’s…. πŸ˜›

  18. @Xylene
    hahaha!! yeah, sure.. I’ll keep all of you updated! πŸ˜€

    Holy shit!! I didn’t realize that!! Damn!!!
    If that’s true, I can never forgive myself! πŸ˜€

    Thanks so much for that lyrics! Makes perfect sense in this case! And that video!! That’s such an old song, isn’t it? I remember watching it on MTV a long long time ago! hehe… yeah, it was very popular… and again, makes sense in this situation! πŸ˜€

  19. @Sakhi
    Well, maybe I’m jumping the gun, maybe i’m not.. i agree that it’s not right to tag everything with an emotion, but then its not completely wrong either.. Somehow, calling this an infatuation doesn’t seem right! πŸ˜€

    I know! I know! Calm down before you hurt yourself! πŸ˜€

    So are you my competition!? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Bring it on!! hehehe…

  20. Great nikhil………..atlast you’re in love………….
    May be it’s a coincidence but even i’m having a similar experience…………………but we’re doing this for one year and now it’s like i can’t stay without her…………….
    even i’m planning to go to her place just express my feelings to her……………
    It’s really goin to be great experience when i’m goin to see her………….
    Hope u guys wish me all the best………

  21. Hehee.. did u chat again with here? Asked her whether she saw this post…? πŸ˜›

    BTW what you said was true. Women have some kind of power over men. No wonder I feel a bit scared and my heart starts beating faster when I chat with the girl whom i like… Phew! They are delicate to handle…

  22. whoa ! do we learn from our mistakes in love ?? i dont think so πŸ˜€ anyways does she know bout ur blog ? i think she does ! πŸ™‚

  23. infatuation! woa…. another tag! πŸ˜€

    let the feeling be… don’t give it a name, enjoy while it lasts ( i m sure u are going to come over it! :P)

  24. @Aravind
    I’m not planning to “go to her place” dude… hehehe… For the moment, its only online… πŸ˜€
    But i hope it works out for u.. all the best! πŸ™‚

    hehehehe.. delicate isn’t the word! Dangerous! “Handle With Care!”
    “Radioactive!” “Biohazard!” πŸ˜€

    Well, not everyone learns from mistakes… Isn’t this the precise reason why mankind is still evolving? πŸ˜€

    Call it a tag, call it a fancy word.. it feels good.. πŸ˜€

    Are u sure we should make our plans public? what if someone steals it? πŸ˜€

  25. @Amit
    Well, it’s still restricted to an online romance (er.. infatuation?) right now… Will keep you you updated on how things progress! πŸ˜›

    Rod Stewart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  26. So feel good! that’s what matters the most! and don’t , for God’s sake, get hurt! πŸ™‚

    Still on chat with her? πŸ˜›

  27. @Sakhi
    Yeah, i know… There’s no question of getting hurt… I am quite a realist in such matters… And yes, I’m still on chat with her… πŸ˜€

  28. U r in love with thin air! and yet its the thin air which is suffocating you with its love potion. no doubt, its cupid-magic πŸ˜€ . u guys are wondering abt how it came back to life? simple… it may be cupid’s parents/siblings/lover(s)/victim(s) avenging their loss, in disguise πŸ˜‰

    however, nice post man. Some GIRL is biasing Nik now! πŸ˜€

  29. Women have this special power over men – I’ve experienced this a lot many times before – and that is the power to make men their slaves.

    I wish if it were so easy. :sigh:

    But glad to know that cupid strikes you, how did ya find that magical girl? Keep us posted on your progress. πŸ™‚

  30. @Joel
    yeah, u have no idea! πŸ˜€

    yes! yes! you’re right! πŸ˜€

    Yes, will keep updating on the progress… hehehe…

    @Quirky Indian
    Lol… watch this space… πŸ˜€
    (er… the space above)

  31. πŸ˜€ has she read this ?

    has she read this ?

    has she read this ?

    has she read this ?

    ps:hello miss ! be warned,this guy is crazy πŸ˜›

  32. πŸ™‚ I have been through this and trust me it amazed me every time. I couldn’t believe that the practical me would wait for someone to come online and as soon as the mssg popped up “x” is online ah!!! i can not descibe the feeling πŸ™‚

    This is life…lovely dream..has she read this?

  33. Awesome post !!..
    I’m guesssingggg who it is though i dunno dat well I’m almost sure my assumptions arent wrong!! πŸ˜€
    “Is it possible for someone to fall in love without actually having seen the other person, or even spoken to the person?”
    I think its important to atleast speak 2 da person… Did u fall in love wid her blogs or wid her ?? πŸ˜‰
    Anyways, go ahead n make dat dream cum true.. ask for her number, u just might get it ! All da best !! πŸ˜€

  34. @Meghana
    Yeah! She’s read it! And she knows I’m crazy! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    @ S
    Yeah, that’s an amazing feeling! πŸ™‚
    and yes, she’s read it! πŸ˜€

    hehehe… keep your guesses to yourself… I first fell in love with her blog, and then her… πŸ™‚
    Thanks, I got her number, and I met her too.. πŸ™‚

  35. 52nd comment! and I am sooooo lagging behind… and even “SHE” read this by now… ahh! 😦

    i guess i just need to be more ahead of time…

    Well, I atleast hope SHE is convinced about this little mischief played on u by stupid cupid!! and that something good comes out of that understanding…

    Last two lines, sweet and hopeful… maybe SHE gave u her number after reading that…

    generally guys tend to be inexpressive, i hope u express as well in person as u do thru ur writing… otherwise, Ms. Charming Girl… please be convinced and content by the ‘alphabets’…


  36. @Arvind
    lol.. you should have figured it out by now who she is! πŸ˜€

    Thanks! Yeah, its about time you visited! πŸ˜€

    hahaha… yeah, she read it, liked it and also gave me her number…
    Where were u all these days? don’t give me the same excuses again! πŸ˜›

  37. Hey, so is on the blog… cool yaar! πŸ™‚ and she read this! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    love is getting hi-tech these days! Keep going man!

  38. yeah, was away… from where, i dont know! πŸ™‚ (its not the same excuse as before!)

    and good luck now tht u have her number, u need even more luck to endure that!! like Joel said… Girls are injurious, and even more when u know them!!


  39. @Nik – Is she one of those to comment to? Dude – give us some hint? I will payback in beer πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› Is that luring enough? πŸ˜‰

  40. uhh,she has a blog????????
    hmm i think i have figured out ..hmm πŸ˜€
    she must be in bglore coz he met her…
    is tht true nik? πŸ˜›

  41. *rubbing hands in glee*

    @Arvind/RJ yes she has commented.

    @RJ,Meg U guys can never be detectives. U dont know how to read between the lines. Chalo koi baat nahi. Tell u on orkut.

    @Nikhil Shall I spill the beans? πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Revenge tastes sweet!!!!

  42. @Rekha Naa first I want to know what do i get for not spilling the beans. πŸ˜€ Blackmail tastes sweeter. And I think he is out on date πŸ˜‰

  43. @REema
    ho yeah out on date .. πŸ˜€ then dont worry he ll make a post on it, next day πŸ˜‰ …hope u will nik :mrgreen:

  44. @People-trying-to-guess
    Way to go, Arvind! Congrats! πŸ˜€

    Do NOT spill the beans!! πŸ˜€

  45. @Reema
    Why are u so materialistic..?? πŸ˜›

    Hmmm… How sure are you that you found the right one? πŸ˜€

  46. ho God! how will i sleep today without solving this πŸ˜•
    i was totally on the wrong track 😦
    somebody pls solve the thing or nikhil give us some hint πŸ™‚

  47. @Arvind
    Good for u!

    hahaha!! Thanks! Life set and all not right now.. .Let’s see what fate has has in store… πŸ™‚

    Come on, Sherlock Holmes! You can do it! πŸ™‚

  48. ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh someone has gooottteeen struck!!!! Good Luck buddy!! May the fog gets clearer soon…for you to be able finally see her πŸ™‚

  49. @Deepsm25
    Thank u Thank u! It got cleared finally! πŸ˜€

    Chum?? C.H.U.M.?? Hmmm… Actually, I’d like consider that an honor! No one, I repeat, NO ONE has ever called me a “chum” before! hehehe… Wow… The heights I scale these days!

  50. now tat i know who is it πŸ™‚ i feel so stupid i didnt even take the clues in the right manner,che i will never be a good detective πŸ™‚

  51. Awwwwwwwwwwww thats choooooooooooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeee!!! πŸ˜€

    Hehehhehee… so hows the love struck romeo doing now πŸ˜‰

  52. Btw, OMG who is she?????????? Anyways she will know when she reads… so why dont u make it public.. πŸ™‚

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