Love is a fantasy, some say. It is nothing but chemical reactions in our brain and body. While some don’t like to believe in love, others have been left so heartbroken by the hands of the people they loved that their belief of love being true and one of the most beautiful things in the world has been crushed to pieces.
While the entire world strives and tries to decide whether love is actually as pure and true as it is claimed to be or not, some lovers are giving their best in the name of love. Sacrificing their own lives and their aspirations, they are busy in proving their own natural claim that love is what you make it to be.
The story of this fictitious couple as filmed by MOTIhub shows their long distance relationship which is beautiful yet tragic. The guy, Joseph, works in Dubai while his girlfriend lives in Philippines. They are shown to be a happy couple so in love that they video chat almost every day only to count one day less from the time period they are supposed to be away for. Joseph sends her gifts every once in a while; anything she mentions in her video call with Joseph is found sitting on her doorstep the next day.
Time passes and their relationship, in spite of the long distance, stays unaffected. But one day something unusual happens. Joseph, instead of sending a gift, shows up at her door himself to surprise her but what he sees there leaves him in a state of shock and sympathy. His girlfriend is blind.
She had been okay before they had separated but after he had left, she had been in an accident which took her eyes away. Joseph had known about the accident but she had not let him discover the fact she is blind. Her mother worried for her constantly, expecting Joseph to leave her when he comes to know the truth. But what Joseph did then, at her door, was opposite to their expectations. He embraced her. After moments of confusion and sadness, he embraced her. – Watch video on next page
While this video restored people’s faith in love, it also made people who were previously cheated on point out that it is only fiction. It is true that love like that exists; love that does not depend on convenience but only what is, love that takes it all in and still stands strong enough to face more than it has ever had, love that makes you question all the other emotions that exist.
When a toy is broken, you don’t blame the toy for being defected when manufactured but you accept the fact that it was the child who played with it wrongly. Likewise, when people who are wrongly played with in love cannot justly blame love to be a corrupt feeling. It is people who use it for their benefit and they are to be blamed.
Love keeps life going. The inner feeling of being there for someone, keeping them happy even at the cost of your own happiness, conquering a mount of problems for their sake and sharing your umbrella, if not being their umbrella, in a storm is what makes up love. It is a vague term, like soft clay that can be molded into any shape and form with the right amount of water. Just like we said, love is what we make it to be.
With Joseph and his girlfriend, love took a tragic turn. A major change in her life would have made him drift away from where he stood had he not been so in love with her. Like Rumi said, Through love thorns become roses. Through love, a hindrance as disturbing as blindness can be overcome, Joseph surely knew it. He knew his love for her was strong enough to defy all odds.
Our value of love as something temporary and fun makes us marvel at the fact that Joseph accepted her even though she lost one of her five senses. If love had not been misused like it is now and if we had not been so used to playing with it, we would have known its worth and what it means; Joseph’s reaction would have been rendered nothing but normal.
Besides this tragedy of surprise, their relationship had the brutal element of patience in it. Waiting to see the face of the person you love for so long should be counted as one of the most difficult tasks in the world. In this fast-paced world, who waits for love for so long when there are so many possibilities around? Who waits for a faraway bird to fly to you when there are so many already around?
People who understand the meaning of love, they wait. Distance is nothing but a minor problem to them because it is their hearts that carry the love and hearts never fail to understand something so sacred. Be it the seven seas or the continents, be it blindness or any other disability, love is able to look beyond all of it.
Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is.
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