Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life
My father was an Army man so naturally my parameters of judging a man started right from his crown.The way his hair was parted down ,to a clean shaven face and further down to crisp ,well ironed clothes and shiny well- polished shoes.In short , grooming was very important in our family.
I met Keshav through mutual friends .He was a tall ,brown lanky man with a devil may care attitude and was studying Journalism at that time .All of us were seated at a Chai-shop and he was passionately talking about certain issues at that moment when I noticed him.He was wearing an old pair of jeans ,torn at places over a rugged khadi kurta and well worn chappals .He had a mop of wavy hair and a full grown beard . Keshav looked like a Sadhu from Himalayas lost in the city .
We met a few more times ,courtesy our common friends .On one such occasion , when we were lounging at a common friend's place ,Keshav popped the question ,"I do not believe in beating around the bush .I like you ,will you marry me ? "
I was taken by surprise and said that I needed time to ponder .Later when alone ,I was surprised that he even nurtured thoughts of being entertained by me .Though he was academically bright and had a promising career ,his whole disheveled look spoke volumes to me about his attitude to matters of living .I did not want that "castaway" to be a part of my future .
The next morning , Keshav called me and enquired about my response .It felt rude to say "No" on a phone so I asked him to meet me after college .
At about four p.m.,I walked into the college canteen and almost froze when a young man suddenly strode towards me calling my name .I tried to study his features and recall him. Hair neatly in place ,a sharp nose and a clean shaved ,chiseled chin ,tall and athletic .He looked familiar and ....very nice , yet I could not quite place him .
And then he said ,"Megha ,I am sorry for rushing you but I could not sleep all night and I have an interview tomorrow so please end the uncertainty and tell me , what have you decided ? "
One look at that immaculate face and all my doubts were wiped away .
"Yes ,I will marry you ,Keshav ," I looked into his eyes and smiled .
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