Sunday, August 17, 2008

Will You Marry Me ? - I Asked, and the Answer was .... ???

Love, Emotions, Heart, Cupid, Romance, Happiness, Sadness - Everything put together in one basket, is what is called - L I F E - where the letters itself sums up to indicate Love Is For Ever !!!

Someone has rightly said, "How come we don't always know when love begins, but we always know when it ends?" ... Something similar happened with me and that is what I am gonna share with all of you out there ...

Love - is proved to bring the best out of any person and when it comes to the right moment, everything goes the smooth way, the right way, and at the end it comes down to just one simple question - "Will you marry me ?" ...

The time that goes by, after the question, is the hardest wait of all, the longest wait, 100s of things going in and out of your mind, your heart racing and thumping as if you just got a full dosage of adrenaline, and waiting with abated breath, with your voice and your thoughts trembling, just dreaming about what the answer would be, and what would be the reaction ....

I experienced something similar, and those moments, those few seconds, those heartbeats, I think I would never be able to describe, no matter how creative, and how good I can be at writing ... Those precious few moments, are the ones which I will remember all my life - simply Un Be Lievable ....

And The Answer Was ....

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Well lets just wait a little bit more, to know what the answer was, and lets take a short trip as we go down the memory lane, not too far, just about the beginning of the year 2008 ... I know my well wishers, friends, family all are awaiting to hear the entire series of events, and more importantly how the question "Will you marry me" was put forward .... lol ...so here we go then ....

I got a call late in the night, and had a small conversation with an uncle in Los Angeles, went through the same routine questions, of what I do, what did i study, family history etc ... Of-course, at that point of time I had no idea, what this was leading too... Months passed by after this conversation, and somehow or the other I still don't know why things did not shape up months back, but as its always said "Nothing before the right time, and nothing beyond one's destiny" ... (Waqt Se pehle nai, Aur Taqdeer Se Jyada Nai) ....

So then finally, about almost 2 months back, I went to Los Angeles, and I would say I went back home, as I have always considered LA my birth place, giving me everything that I am today, giving me life, education, morales, values, friends, family, my bread and butter, no matter what, I owe a lot to LA - the city of angels as its famously said ...
Some of you might already know how much LA means to me through my other posts, and there have been umpteen number of trips back and forth between the bay area and LA, but I didn't knew, that this trip of mine on 21st June, to the city which has given me so much, had yet stored the best gift of my life, had keep it waiting for me, had never ever even made me realize, that truly by its name of being a city of angels, would give me my angel for life ...

Yes that is how this all began, Los Angeles, 21st of June, marked the beginning of a lifetime binding, a life time of happiness, love started blossoming and the cupids were striking the right tune and rhythm ... Who knew what was to come next ...

So I met Dipali in Los Angeles, for the first time, 21st of June, went to her place, talked for some hours, met her parents, again went out the next day, just me and her, and that's how we decided to take our time, and see how it goes ... Then followed the phone call era, of talking on the phone and chatting all the time, all day long, and slowly slowly, we didn't realize how much we started liking each other, and how much we were rising in love, as I would never like to say "falling in love" ... With distance, our feelings for each other grew with time, she came to San Jose, I went there, and thus met a couple of times, and then finally I decided that its time to move on to the next level ...

I told her to make a trip on the 9th August weekend, and meanwhile, I told my parents too, that I am thinking of proposing and with their blessings, I worked out how I want to do this ... Well friday came, she came to SJ, I had already thought of what I would say and do, and where to go ...

The days which had just gone by, went through a lot of ideas in mind, about how to propose and also went through a lot of options what to gift and how and what to work out ... I spent a great amount of time on that, but finally got my idea correct ... So here is what I finally did ...

Saturday, took her to Twin Peaks, in San Francisco, with my gift, with my proposal idea, and with a bit of anxiety ... The gift which I had prepared was done by keeping in mind the rituals of a traditional Indian marriage, where the couple goes through 7 rounds of prayers, around the sacred holy fire ... And so keeping in mind that ritual, I had written 7 letters, and had prepared a gift basket for her attaching ribbons and what not, to each of these 7 covers, and each of these letter was like a link to the other, one cannot read any of the letters skipping the other one ...

Well there was a lot of anxious moments, when each of those letters were being opened, she had just started reading those, and I felt like just jumping off the Twin Peaks right into the cliff ahead of me, as such, I knew that people would be trying to say that "never jump in love, once you do so, you are never coming out" ... But nevertheless, I too, just like my fellow human beings, wanted to jump right into love, and so was pacing back and forth, trying to look from the corner of my eye, how many letters, had been completed ...

Everytime, a new letter was popped open, my heartbeat would increase by the speed of 100 miles per hour and I felt, as if my Heart would just pop out of my body, jump around, dance around and finally just take a hike down the cliff.... But I tried and I tried hard, to control it ... So Letter 1, Letter 2, Letter 3, 4, 5, 6 and finally the last Letter 7 - It came out ...

All this while, there were people - Americans, Chinese, few Indians, roaming around that place, and trying to figure out - or maybe trying to pity me - that here goes one more Bachelor - Lol .... But I didnt care, I just didnt bother to look around ... My eyes were focussed only on Dipali and the last letter she was holding ...

And so the letter went something like this ....

.... "So Turn Around as I Ask You .... "

And then the moment came ...

I took a deep breath, went down on one knee, took out the ring I had bought for her, she turned around, her face showing all shades of red and pink, i took her hand, and out came the question - "WILL YOU MARRY ME ?" ....

And suddenly I felt, as if everyone around us was just looking at us, there was no talks, no noises, nothing, except silence, and that silence that followed for almost like 3-10 seconds, was literally making me go nuts ... I felt, that I might just turn around and take a jump down the cliff....

BUT, BUT, BUT .... There came the answer which saved my life, and stopped me from jumping off the edge ...

The answer was a quick NOD, and out came the words "YESSSSS" !!!

Lol .... She gave me a hug, and I could still feel my heart just wont stop beating loudly ... And people around us just clapped, and whistled ... And then finally I heaved a sigh of relief ...

Phew ! What a moment, what a day, what a sight ... The fog was making this whole moment look absolutely beautiful, with the sight of the San Francisco city, from the clouds, and the love gods showering their blessings with just a little drizzle ...

Yes, I am finally committed, in love, loving each moment that passes by, life is taking a whole new shape, a whole new dimension, and with Dipali by my side now, my life has a whole new meaning to it, a whole new chapter and a long long journey which shall never end ...

About Dipali, she is 3 years younger to me, just finished her Bachelors in Finance and is working now... She is Jain, born and brought up in Ahmedabad, but living here in the US for the last 7 years with her family ...



So the boy with the bow and arrow which holds the key to people's heart, piercing them, and whom we all know by the name of "cupid", was working out something up above, thus creating ripples in my heart since a month or so, and finally with God's blessings, the moment came when it gave me the biggest missing piece of my life's puzzle ... I finally found that hand which I will hold for the rest of my life, i have found that special someone, who completes me and gives a whole new meaning of my existence and my life ....



Love

Samkit-Dipali

17 comments:

Phenil said...

Sammy u sound like a hopeless romantic..n it feels so goood...congratulations! and have the most wonderful life...

Phenil said...

sammy u sound like a hopeless romantic....n i m so happy to see u so happy...have a lovely life togehter...

ruchi said...

samy i think u need to eidt ur previous post...something called life kya thi kya pahuchi gai che...and add this piece too :)

Soham Shah said...

Aahhahaaaa ...

Iknew that u r a movie freak but u will also propose in a movie style, i never thought of .. That was awesome buddy .. Many congratulations !!

Yeah, coming to think of it, LA has given u everything man .. we just love that city, dont we?? ..

BhOoMi said...

woww .. maja padi !
I feel like I was also there among those vistors and clapped for u ! :)

pooja said...

I never knew you could write so well... The whole blog sounded a column straight out of a Mills and Boons!!! Dipali is a lucky girl!! I wish nothing but the best to both of you!!

Best!

a-per-ture said...

:)

Samy said...

@Phenil - Romantic as it sounds, its hard to describe the feeling whether its hopeless or not, unless one experiences it and can try and create a memory like this... I enjoyed every bit of it and its something that I can talk till the end of my life with Dipali ...lol - Thanks for the wishes ...

@Ruchi - Yeah I know seriously, life kya thi kya shu thai gayu, but as its said - whatever happens, happens for a reason, and the reason is always good ....

@Soham(Sotu) - Buddy, ur true to ur every word, m a movie freak, bt also m a romantic soul, and so had to do something like this lol ... thanks for the wishes ... its true that the city of angels - los angeles - has given me everything that I am today ... and i totally agree with you that you cant just resist loving LA ....

@Bhoomi - lol thanks a lot for experiencing what I must have felt at tht moment ... cheers

@Pooja - Thanks for posting the first comment on my blog, and what better occasion than this moment ... thanks for your compliments and wishes ...

@Aperture - Cheers :-)

Ankit said...

Hey... Congratulations man....!!! Superb post.... I really loved the way you propsed... superb... will gove you call soon....

Anonymous said...

U liar ... Dipali told us that you asked him " tu mere bache ke ma banegi" ... this is all lies ...

ruchi said...

hahaha nice 1 from who vere this anonymous is....in samy's words its a sixer..LOL

Samy said...

@Ankit - Hey thanks buddy...

@Anonymous - Aditya I know its you, you mischievous dawg ... So stop being anonymous and come out in the open you dork .... lol but this comment was surely funny, to get a hard slap from a girl ...

@Ruchi - Ofcourse its our own Aditya Modi dude ... lol ..

Roop said...

awwwwwww!! oh come on, i had to awwwww. that was awwwwww so sweet awwwwwwwww. :)) and she is so beautiful and u guys look so good together awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. i like her pic in red kurti and jeans :))). ok, i am done. wish you guys the best of luck and many many many happy years together .... and yeh, as many bachhe as you like as Anonymous kindly suggested. ;P

sakhi said...

hey this is my first visit to your blog and man, am i glad to be here! :) :) u almost transported me to LA while she was reding those letters!!! Clap, clap!!

wish you both a very happy and successful life ahead! :)

you two look absolutely great together!

Samy said...

@Roop - thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the most imp post of all lol ... appreciate all ur awwwwssss lol... thanks for the wishes and compliments ...

Samy said...

@Sakhi - Thanks for stopping by my blog for the first time and commenting on my blog ... and thanks for the compliments and the wishes ...

Priya said...

wow! this is soooo beautiful!
samkit and dipali you both are lucky to have eachother. May you guys always stay happy.

Love
Priya.