Love has often preoccupied our mind and more so now when people have less time for themselves let alone anyone else. This fast paced world seeks solace in the form of loved ones who can not only work as punching bags but also our fall back support system. In all this, relationships and matters of the heart are the most important. Connected by love and separated by circumstance people try everything to make things work. Perhaps, this is what love is all about. Where you would do anything to make ‘the one’ truly happy!!
Your happiness is subjected to the happiness of ‘the one’ you are connected to. You may do the silliest of things that you may have never thought of otherwise just to make that someone happy. Such is the power of love. Young or old, everyone craves for love. But as I look around, such kind of love has diminished around the edges. Things are loved now and people are used. Distances and circumstances are used as excuses to end relationships. And for once even the heart has got practical and doesn’t flutter.
In all this, we see a new and unique love story hitting the screens “The Lunchbox”. Which works on the basic idea of falling in love without meeting the person. The good old idea of romance is brought back with it. But again it does spark various debates. In the present age of modernization and social networks, falling in love via letters is an idea that cannot hold its ground.
While some say, that social networks act as a distraction and we have many options and we fail to appreciate the actual connection which is much more and beyond the physicality of the person. The youth is “looking” for love and social networks help in this search more than ever. So even if you want to fall in love like this, the options and distraction won’t let you.
The others who are still romantic at heart believe that the love flourishes in such circumstances. Since you cannot see the person, your mind takes over and imagines someone for you; from all the conversations that you have had. Much like a word picture!
Movies like ‘You’ve Got Mail’ also capture the same concept and yet people dismiss the idea of love without meeting; in a jiffy. For them meeting and talking to a person is extremely important in order to “fall” in love. Yet it is also very possible to get attracted to someone only by talking over the phone or via a couple of chats or e-mails.
The question comes down to, can we in the present age fall in love the traditional way or as per the current trend? Your pick, but take it from me, you should fall in love once….