Readers, I married him.Between Sydney and Surabaya, it was online, last minute, and currently unrecognised by the state — but all that cease to matter because at the end of the day I’m just happy and thankful that I’m married to the wonderful man that I love. Alhamdulillah. ♥️ A bit of a backstory about… Continue reading Love in the Time of Corona: How We Got Married Online on Zoom
Ever since my first big, grand love skidded to an abrupt halt a few years ago, I’ve been fascinated in learning, and understanding, the theory of love. My current relationship has made me come up with one.
I — like everyone else — dream of finding “the one” and growing old with the love of my life. But I have always been more concerned on finding that person, rather than getting married just for the sake of getting married.
What makes you know that someone is the one? What makes you decide that someone is the person you would like to spend your whole life with?
If I were to explain what being in love is like, I would illustrate my first memory of wearing glasses at the age of eight. Yes, being in love is like wearing a new pair of glasses for the very first time.
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” (William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream) One of the qualities I seek most in terms of self-improvement is intelligence. It is thus natural that I deem intelligence as, among a few others, a top priority in the quest… Continue reading Partner in Mind