Love versus Marriage
Here is a lovely story I read recently and would like to share it with you.
One day, Plato asked his teacher, “What is love? How can I find it?” His teacher answered: “There is a vast wheat field in front. Walk forward without turning back, and pick only one stalk. If you find the most magnificent stalk, then you have found love.” Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with empty hands, having picked nothing. His teacher asked: “Why did you not pick any stalk?”Plato answered: “Because I could only pick once, and yet I could not turn back. I did find the most magnificent stalk, but did not know if there were any better ones ahead, so I did not pick it. As I walked further, the stalks that I saw were not as good as the earlier one, so I did not pick any in the end”.
His teacher then said: “And that is love.”
On another day, Plato asked his teacher: “What is marriage? How can find it?” His teacher answered: “There is a thriving forest in front. Walk forward without turning back, and chop down only one tree. If you find the tallest tree, then you have found marriage.” Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with a tree. The tree was not thriving, and it was not tall either. It was an ordinary tree. His teacher asked: “Why did you chop down such an ordinary tree?” Plato answered: “Because of my previous experience. I walked halfway through the forest, but returned with empty hands. This time, I saw this tree, and I felt that it was not bad, so I chopped it down and brought it back. I did not want to miss the opportunity.”
His teacher then said: “And that is marriage.”
Now here is a delightful poem on the subject matter,which also I read somewhere and am sharing it with you.
Love is holding hands in the street.
Marriage is holding arguments in the street.
Love is dinner for two in your favourite restaurant.
Marriage is a fast food take-home packet.
Love is cuddling on a sofa.
Marriage is one sleeping on a sofa.
Love is talking about having children.
Marriage is talking about getting away from children.
Love is going to bed early.
Marriage is going to sleep early.
Love is a romantic drive.
Marriage is a tarmac drive.
Love is losing your appetite.
Marriage is losing your figure.
Love is sweet nothing in the ear.
Marriage is sweet nothing in the bank.
Love is a flickering flame.
Marriage is a flickering television.
In Love, TV in fact,has no place.
In Marriage it is fight for the remote.
Love is one drink and two straws.
Marriage is “Don’t you think you’ve had enough!”.
Conclusion : Love is blind… and marriage is a real eye opener !
Keep smiling !!