Today, I sent a “I love you” sms to some of my closest friends and my family. The reaction did not surprise me. A few of them have called back and they all assumed it was a misfire. That I wanted to express my love to someone else (a damsel?) and erroneously sent an sms to them. They were all disappointed when I told them there has been no error!
I also recollect when some years ago (for the first time) I called my mom and told her “I love you”. She spent the next 10 minutes worrying what was wrong with me and whether I had landed into some trouble. Things have changed since then. My family is more tuned to my impromptu expressions of love.
Isn’t it tragic that we have forgotten to express our love to people we love – friends and family? We go about our lives as if love needs no expression and nothing can be further from the truth. The expression need not always be verbose or grand gestures. Peaceful silence, a caress, a smile, are all expressions of love.
How have we arrived at this juncture? What makes it so difficult to say “I love you”?
How about you calling someone and saying “I love you”?
—- Followup thoughts —-
A few friends came back wondering what I meant by the message. Really, how complex is a “I love you”?
Another friend called and said “I have some bad news for you. I think your cellphone has been infected by a virus. I got this message from you … .”I had to cut him short before he wasted another second worrying for me 🙂
Is it that we are now seasoned to believe anything but that it is quite normal to say “I love you” to people you love?