Love versus Marriage …

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 !!


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6 Responses to Love versus Marriage …

  1. k chandrika says:

    Your opinion is superb, uncle.

    K. Chandrika, Nuzvid
    Feb 26, 2011

  2. raja ramachandran says:

    Dear Broca,
    Let me add some more items to your wonderful jokes:

    Love looks into the bright future.

    Marriage regrets over the past.

    Love is a new found heaven on this earth.

    Marriage is a late found hell on this earth.

    Love is like a sugar coated pill.

    Marriage is like going up the hill.

    Marriage is a house, a bachelor wants to get in.

    And a married man wants to get out.

    Rajaram Ramachandran, Juhu, Mumbai
    Feb 27, 2011

  3. v ramabrahmam says:

    Dear Broca ji, Thanks for saving from blindness and providing eye-opener. The article is simply superb and pleasant. This refreshes heart and enlightens mind. Thanks for sharing such humor blended with reality in a lively way, your usual style. Regards.

    V Ramabrahmam, Pondicherry
    Feb 27, 2011

  4. madhu says:

    Hello, uncle your experience about love and marriage is awesome. Do you have any real experience about it?

    Madhu, ongole
    Mar 01, 2011

  5. J S Broca says:

    Dear,Chandrika,Ramachandranji,Ramabrahmamji,Madhu–many heartfelt thanks for your encouraging responses.

    New Delhi
    3rd March 2011

  6. nilouffer says:

    Love is fleeting, Marriage is lasting! Love is a feeling, Marriage is living;
    And if there is LOVE in a MARRIAGE, Life is worth living.
    Thats my feeling.

    The subject is great Jitoo ji, Thanks for sharing

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