A friend of mine suggested that I write about love letter for this week’s blog. I was lost because I hardly remember if I had ever written a love letter for myself in my life. I even don’t remember exactly how I wrote love letters for my friends and seniors in schools even though I confessed earlier that I was a love letter writer. Those were long forgotten part of my life. I hardly remember on whose insistence I wrote love letters or who the letters have been directed to.
Ah, then something struck my mind. Few years back, a group of students passed by my house. They came to my place along with my son and I offered them tea. In the process of my inquiries about the progress of their studies, I checked the boys’ notebooks to see how well they are writing. And from the middle of one of the notebook, a loose page neatly folded at the middle fell to the floor.
One boy’s face blushed and others gave impish smiles looking at their friend’s countenance. The loose page contained a long love letter written in multi coloured ink. But even the boy who blushed denied the letter belonged to him. So I asked if I can keep it. They boys agreed amidst giggles and passing glances shot at the culprit.
The letter was interesting one and many people smiled reading at the way it was written to whoever I showed. I could not recollect if I have saved that letter which I thought I did but, did not realize where I placed it. After a good thought of where the possible repository was, I decided to have a look inside my fun-box. It is a small box where I kept interesting and funny objects.
While I remained doubtful all along of finding it, a part of me believed that even if the letter is not inside the fun-box, it must be somewhere. So I began searching and yeah at the bottom of the box was the letter I was looking for.
Today, we complain of the lack of creativity and writing skills among our children but, I think this is not true. This boy had written two full pages pulled out of a standard register. For me, this letter proved to be as much creative as anyone can imagine. I wonder, whether I have been even half as creative during my school days.
While there is no point in writing down the entire letter, I must quote some interesting lines and paragraphs the letter contained. This is what the letter contained in parts; “Dear love of my luv life, you are the jewel of my wonderful life, you are a fine golden bowl to receive my love, you are a beautiful flower in a garden that helpless bee like me are naturally attracted to.”
He then asked the girl never to change her mind, come what may and he wrote, “Don’t forget the moon even if the super sun come shining.” And he described how his love is going to remain with same intensity from hour to hour and said that even if he sees the girl’s smile fading like a wilting primrose, he can only love more.
Then he compared himself to snow lion and that of the girl as snow of the high mountains. He wrote how unbearable it would be the snow lion if all the snow melted on the high mountains. And he compared his love to that of legendary Singye-Galem. The boy wrote, “Singye died for Galem one time, but I can die for you many times. I love you so mercilessly.”
On the right side of the double lined ruled paper, the boy made a special insert which says, “I don’t believe that in a hundred lifetimes, I would find someone like you and that makes me believe that miracles do happen and dreams can really come true…..I am so deeply and so endlessly…. In love with you.”
And in the similar position of the second page the boy asked the girl not to be annoyed for his inability to talk with her despite his effort which he considers as sign of his true love for the girl. And in the middle of the second page there, written diagonally and inside a box are some more lines under title Message. This is what the message really was and I quote exactly what the message was all about:
“Hi, Shumar gi bum Jamchoe, I am Nangkor ki bu Dordzen.
Nge Metshe Nyelam Na, if you don’t love me, my Sampai Rewa will be in vain and I will be Lengo which will take me to Dzoelwai Lam.
If you have many Hingtam to share with me, let’s share at Sweet Home.
I will be your dasho and hope to have many Jaros.
At last we will confess to our Phama for Ngyenda Dra and
Let’s have a son Jigdrel and when we become old we will go to Chorten Kora to pray for
Metshey Throthue like Gasa Lamai Singye mo………………” and signed off the letter with, “Yours till eternity….Regyel.
Now, isn’t this truly a work of a creative mind and that too of a school boy? I just wonder where the destiny took them. Was that a real love destined for a happy ending or a mere puppy love we all go through at one stage of our life, depends on various cause and conditions Ley Jumdre but I can certainly salute this boy for his effort and creativity.
Well, I just want to remind this friend who suggested the topic to come out one day with your love story as well. The volumes of your love note as you said you wrote brought tears in the eyes of that person you wrote to, let’s hear your story…….Hingtam.
August 18, 2014.
Note: Structures in some of the quotes have been edited slightly to make it readable except the paragraph that contains words in italics. The words in italics are names of Bhutanese films which the boy used to convey his message.