Love is Blind, they say. Is that True?

Pearls
Pearls

As pure as a Pearl

The bright sunlight filtering through the divided curtains filled the entire room with a crystalline glow. With his eyes still closed, Nick pulled the comfit over his face and wrapped his arms around Lisa, who had snuggled closer to him to avoid the morning rays.

“Wake up honey.” He gently kissed her cheek and whispered in her ear, “I have to go.”

“Umm!” She looked at him with those soft brown eyes which always had a hypnotic effect on Nick. He found it hard to pull away from her whenever he looked into those gleaming windows to her soul. Crouched under the white satin sheet, her body shone almost like a pure dazzling pearl lying protected in an oyster.

Magic Spell

Nick had met her the first time in one of the night clubs located a few miles from the city. She had been introduced to him by a close friend of Nick. The first time his eyes had met hers, he had felt like been sucked into the depth of her irresistible eyes. He had felt completely mesmerized by her appearance. She had stood there in front of him like a princess from a fairy tale; his childhood fantasies had seemed to come back to life. Spellbound by her charm, Nick had spent the next few hours with her alone, strolling in the lawn, away from the blaring music of the club. They had exchanged phone numbers that night and had decided to meet one more time. It had been six months since then…six months of complete happiness and bliss.

Embracing happiness
Embracing happiness

Embracing happiness

With Lisa around, Nick felt that he had nothing else to wish for; his life had seemed complete. He had pretty much decided to propose to her but before that he thought of breaking the news to his friends who had been his real buddies since his childhood days; he had spent a significant part of his life with them and as such they had a right to know about his decision before anyone else did. They had been always there for Nick and had helped him navigate through a difficult phase of his life when his first relationship had ended in a divorce and that incidentally had been a very bad break up. Apart from being subjected to acute mental trauma, he had ended up losing a considerable amount of money during divorce settlement proceedings. The fact that his wife had aborted her pregnancy without his consent had snapped the already-fragile-bond between the two. The incident had dragged their relationship to a point of no return.

The Toast !

It was close to evening when he drove from his work place to his friend Mark’s house. When he stepped in, he found his other two friends, Steve and Jason already waiting for him.

“What’s up man? What’s this all about?” Steve got up from his reclining chair and hugged Nick.

Nick dropped on the couch and helped himself with a glass of wine. He could almost feel that everyone was getting impatient to have the suspense unraveled.

“Ok Nick we are waiting. We know it has got be something big…” Jason couldn’t wait but before he finished Nick intervened.

“I’m getting married.” He finally said it.

“Oh my God! Anne, Mark’s wife almost shrieked in excitement. “Who is she? You never even told us…”

“Here’s to our dear friend…our brother Nick and his beautiful wife…” Nick could see everyone raising their wine glasses for a toast.

“Can we know something about her? Damn it…you didn’t even tell us who she is?” Jason’s wife chirped. She leaned forward and with her face cupped in her hands, she intently waited for Nick to unveil his dream woman.

The Revelation

“You know her.” Nick looked at Mark as he spoke.

“I know her?” “Who is she?”

“Lisa.” Nick said a bit reluctantly as if anticipating the response.

“Lisa…who Lisa? You mean that …girl…in the club?” Mark almost jumped up from his chair as if he had been electrocuted.

“Nick….please tell me I’m wrong.” His face had turned pale as if he had watched some kind of a horror movie.”

Nick watched Jason and Steven through the corner of his eye. He could see them staring at him wide eyed with an amazed look on their faces. They were finding it hard to believe perhaps.

wedding
wedding

A Second Chance

“Damn it Nick….do you even know what you are doing? She is….she is a hooker.” Jason shouted at him.

“May be she was but she isn’t anymore. I love her.” Nick shouted back.

What followed was a painful silence. No one knew what to say. Taking a deep breath, he shifted his gaze from one person to the other as if, implicitly, trying to seek some kind of support but he knew he had to keep his expectations realistic.

“I am going in for this... with or without you guys. Choice is yours.” He pulled himself up heavily from his chair and put on his jacket. He felt completely drained out.

Everyone saw Nick stagerring towards the door and as he was about to step out, he turned around to face the staring and bewildered eyes of his dear friends. He didn’t feel intimidated anymore. Probably he had never been so sure in his life.

I love her for the person she is. I love her for her pure soul and she deserves a second chance.” He stepped out and the door slammed shut.

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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hi Anjali,

I always love reading your Hubs. Love may be blind sometimes but Nick isn't completely blind. He loves Lisa for very good reasons. I believe Nick should follow his heart especially when Nick loves Lisa so much. "I love her for the person she is. I love her for her pure soul and she deserves a second chance.” When you love someone I don't think you should let anything stand in the way. I think Nick should definitely go for it!


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jayb23 7 years ago from India

This is such a sweet and simple story. i liked it. I beleive whatever Nick did was right. If in his heart he beleived his live for her than be it. He should not really care for the society then. Cheers


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

my-success-guru & Jayb23:

Thanks both of you for sharing your views here. That is precisely what I feel...we need to think beyond societal norms  at times and focus more on love and human values. "If something brings happiness to you...go for it."  Thx again.


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Good one Anjali. Are you publishing this story?

Love doesn't care about trivial things, she may have done some wrongs in the past, Nick may have done some wrongs in the past as well. She is a human being, as long she makes him happy, I think Nick should be with her.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

cgull8m: Good to have you back after a long time. By 'publishing' you mean somewhere else on the internet?

Yes, love makes you cross all barriers; it makes you go beyond the conventional scope of thinking. Let me share this you...this hub is based on a real story. Unbelievable but true. Thx for your kind comments.


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Steve Rensch 7 years ago

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I feel that I've been in Nick's shoes - similar, not the same. I have no regrets. Good story.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Steve: This hub was based on a true story. I'm not surprised if you've been there too. Life is strange...so many unexpected things happen here. Still it's beautiful. :) Thx for stopping by and sharing a part of you.


David 7 years ago

Hello Anjalichugh (interesting name),

Are you now or do you in the future plan to be a Psychologist?


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

David: Well, that's by far the most interesting question I've ever heard. I consider myself a Psychologist without a degree. :) I sometimes feel I was born that way. To know my actual field of practice, you'll have to check my profile page (click on my picture..it will take you there). I'm glad you stopped by. Feel free to come back.


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blankasworld 6 years ago from Nigeria

Told in a chick flick manner, but raising a genuine question about casting the first stone and pointing fingers. If your partner knew every dirty detail about every horrid choice you ever made in your life, would she still feel the same way about you?

Genuine love is not genuine unless there is genuine truth, openness, and forgiveness... and the willingness to go on irrespective of the past. By the way, hookers wouldn't be in business if the married men in society didn't patronize them.

You go, Girl! Looks like Anjalichugh has got something going here. It's an interesting name indeed, but could you answer one question for me? What IS love? Folks need to know.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

A brilliant hub Anjalichurgh - love is totally explicable. Love is the most powerful of emotions and through that emotion many barriers can be crossed.


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

Acaetnna: Very true. I too believe in the power of love which is apparent from the picture I portrayed in this hub. Thanks so much for your beautiful presence. :)


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fucsia 5 years ago

This is a very romantic story, but I would say to Nick that can give a second chance to his lover even without marry her!


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

Fucsia:

Lol. I like that (giving a second chance without marrying her). Well, everyone is different. To some, marriage means more stability and certainty in relationships. Perhaps Nick is one of those. :)

Thank you so much for joining in.


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temp_inizer 5 years ago from Noida (India)

Very nice Article... I think Nick should give a 2nd chance because as she loves him she desrve... no one is perfect and everybody should gets a 2nd chance to correct his mistake...


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

ahaha too complex to give a decision on based on the data available. he could be making a mistake he may not be.tuff to say.


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

@ Neelesh: Could be. Who knows. Its all about choices we make or don't make. Thanks for taking time to read and posting your kind comments. :)


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

we all make choices basd on zillions of inputs which have come to us through life and based on zillions of clues that every situation leaves and therefore every decision is unique to the person taking it and based on data available unless one is a very opiniated kind of person no one can ever pass judegement.


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

@ Neelesh: Very true. :) So we are on the same page. :)


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clintonb 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

I havent seen all this in real. But well I think it was a good story. You dont see a person and then fall in love!


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

clintonb: Believe it or not, I've seen one such case with my own eyes. This wasn't a fiction...totally based on reality. :) Life is strange! You never know what waits round the corner. :)Thank you for joining in.

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