In the age where one right or left swipe decides our luck in romance, where falling in or out of love comes really easy to us; we can’t even imagine the magic of loving someone the way our previous generation or the ones prior to them did. In times of digital love and sexting, we will never understand the joy of sending love letters and waiting for days to get a response from the other side. One thing that even you will agree with is that being in a long distance relationship is one of the toughest things in life. Today, we have Skype, Face-time, Chat and smartphones to stay connected with each other – imagine our grandparents or great grandparents. They didn’t have any technological support, but even that had its own charm. That sweet pain of longing for someone is what kept them going and this 95-year-old man’s story shows us that old-school love is something to strive for.
Recollecting the cherished moments he spent with his wife, this former Merchant Navy officer from Mumbai opened his heart to the Facebook page, Humans Of Bombay. No matter how strong you are emotionally, this post will definitely melt your heart and well up your eyes. From laughing, longing for love letters to bearing the pain of losing their one and a half year old daughter, they have lived through everything and their relationship proves that eternal love isn’t just a fancy term. In the post, he writes that he once jokingly said that “Your husband will mark a century” and she replied saying “It better be alone, I can’t tolerate you for so long”. Though they shared a good laugh back then, it wasn’t a joke anymore as she passed away a few years ago.
Since his wife couldn’t send him letters, she used to reply to each of them and keep it with her until his next visit and would give all of them to him on the day of his departure. Call us ‘old-school’ when it comes to romance or whatever, but somewhere deep in our hearts we all love the concept of writing love letters and waiting for our significant other to respond. Go ahead and try to relive those good ol’ days where technology wasn’t there to support you. Also if you get time, do sit with your grandparents and ask them about their love story; you never know, you might just come across another gemstone.