Old Love

Was rushing to catch my bus to KL, while walking towards the bus terminal at Novena Square, came across this old couple who was staring intently at this beautiful peach-coloured lace cheongsam on window display.

The lady’s hair was pepper grey, and the man was balding. I would estimate them to be in their late 60s or early 70s. And they were both looking so intently at the cheongsam.

The lady was seeking the husband’s opinion on it. And I only heard the husband saying… “Yes, it’s very grand.” And she agreed, “Yes, it’s very grand.”

It was a brief encounter, barely 5 seconds, yet I was just so touched by the episode.

Old love.

That’s where I aspire to be.

Not passionate love that might fizzle out after months, years or even decades. Not romantic love where surprises play such a big part. Not love that builds around the kids where there might be nothing left to talk about once the kids leave the nest.

But old love, where a mere nod, a gentle touch or a warm smile convey so much… There’s no need for lengthy love declarations, or constant surprises or big gifts.

A connection of the soul. A love that would last forever. A love when stripped of everything, the face, the figure, the intellect, the sanity… will still survive.

Perhaps old love can only be achieved after you have gone through all the different stages of love.

When you finally see through each other, when you see each other bare, and after you have seen everything… things that you wanted to see, and things that you do not want to see… and still, you want to carry on… that’s old love.

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9 Comments

  1. I stumbled upon your blog from PPS. Love reading your thoughts on love and relationship. Keep it up 🙂

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  2. Hi Sue!
    Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for your kind compliments…! Hope to see you around more, feel free to add YOUR thoughts on love and relationship here! 🙂

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  3. Old love is when you both see each other as one and the same person. Not as man and wife, but a soulmate.

    I often wonder how that would feel, finding a soulmate. But at my age, it can be quite difficult. Ah well…. 😀

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  4. Hey Rudy-
    It’s never too late! Age is but a number. 🙂

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  5. Oh by the way violet, after many months I’ve finally decided to get my own domain name and will soon transfer my blog to a new host. I’ll give you the my new URL once I’ve set everything up. I’m still deciding whether to keep using blogger or switch to WP though.

    Have a nice weekend… 🙂

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  6. Hey Rudy-

    That’s good news! You should get your own domain… your site is always bustling with activities!!!

    And… switch to WP!!! I was deciding for a long time as well, and I must say I do not regret the change one bit! It’s amazing… serious… I never know there are so many things I can do with my blog… check out my Archives page… I love it!!!… the plug-ins are amazing! 🙂

    Keep me updated! You have a brilliant weekend too!

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  7. iblogme /

    That was beautiful, Violet. Sometimes I see old couples, those in their 60s and 70s, strolling in malls with their hands intertwined. What an inspiration. 🙂

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  8. Hey Iblogme-
    Good to see you commenting again. 🙂 And thanks for your compliments… I know what you mean, so sweet ya those old couples. 🙂

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  9. Each of you who have the opportunity to share with another then know that is grace. There are human beings on the face of this earth who do not know what love or companionship means.

    There are personalities who have traveled through the centuries, literally, without such an understanding.

    You know each other in each life a brief time. What joy and comfort you can give, then give. What support you can render, render. Do you realize that by doing this you become more than you think you are?

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