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THATS WHEN I KNEW I LOVED HER

05 Jan

She was my schooldays crush. She was the prettiest girl in the neighborhood. I was the gangly bespectacled nerd who couldn’t believe his luck that she didn’t mind being seen with him. She told me that she liked me because I could make her laugh. I thought that was why I loved her.
She had gifted me ‘Sunny Days’- the memoir of my idol, Gavaskar. That’s why I thought I loved her.
The block cricket match was on. An indifferent but enthusiastic player, I was picked as a fast bowler on account of my height. The girls were in a bunch watching from a balcony. She was among them. I had to perform.
Anxiety to impress made my form disappear, and trying to bowl faster only made it worse. I was sweating profusely. Disaster struck. Sweat and desperate effort made the ball slip from my grip and fly off, and the spectacles fly off my nose and smash on the pitch. This was accompanied by mortifying rolls of laughter from all around, but what killed me were the peals of feminine laughter from up above.
Then I heard her voice, clearly trilling over the sounds of laughter – “So what! You should watch him play football! He plays itl so well!”
That’s when I knew why I loved her

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16 responses to “THATS WHEN I KNEW I LOVED HER

  1. francenestanley

    January 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

    What a great story. Your experience sent tingles up my spine. Thank you for sharing your humiliation, and then the uplifting moment at the end.

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  2. vishalbheeroo

    January 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    It’s an absolutely super cute post that made me smile coz I was one such nerd. Superb, dude.

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  3. wiseguy from the east

    January 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    thanx Vishal .you may like a similar post https://soumyamukherjee8.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/not-so-funny/ pl check out the other posts through the link and give me feedback

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  4. alkagurha

    January 27, 2014 at 8:14 am

    She does sound lovable. Short yet sweet piece.

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    • wiseguy from the east

      January 27, 2014 at 9:16 am

      thank you Alka 🙂 chilhood sweethearts usually do. memory plays this trick 🙂

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  5. subbarao

    April 14, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Interestingly touchy. From the heart buddy, just the way one loves.

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  6. skinnyuz2b

    November 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    True love!

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  7. Avnee

    November 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I’ll just say – Awwwwwww : )

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  8. neelam

    February 9, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Short and sweet..

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    • wiseguy from the east

      February 9, 2015 at 5:53 am

      Like the lady in my life 😀 On 9 Feb 2015 09:04, “Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow” wrote:

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  9. vishalbheeroo

    February 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Aha! Reminds me of the mushy days of innocence:)

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    • wiseguy from the east

      February 9, 2015 at 5:54 am

      I’m still there 😀 On 9 Feb 2015 10:49, “Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow” wrote:

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  10. anindita mandal

    September 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Classic !! This kind of feeling is vanished from this planet ! I don’t find any contemporary love affairs stating this kind of feelings ! Loved it .

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