About a boy

He hates tears and toothpaste without mint.

His favorite movie is Love Actually, and he believes in true love.

He always follows his heart, but is quick to say sorry when he is wrong.

He always gets a token something for you when he goes to get something for him at the store.

He plays guitar for you, when you are pretending to be not listening.

When he wakes up earlier than you, he goes out to get you an awesome breakfast from a deli nearby.

If it is raining outside and you have plans to walk around the city all day, he quickly buys two umbrellas, so that the plan is not cancelled, and then comes back to get you.

He gifts himself weird stuff like a LED headlight on his birthday.

He takes the most beautiful photos in the world.

He responds to your phone calls no matter what time of the day you want to speak with him.

He records beautiful voice messages and sends them over to you when you are least expecting.

He always makes you laugh even when it is the coldest night or the scariest situation.

He gets ready to enact a movie scene with you on the lobby of a posh hotel.

He loves seafood.

He loves sunsets, and gets upset when he can’t stay longer to watch the sun set at a particular spot. However, he quickly remembers that the sun will set again tomorrow, and you never visit a place only once.

He does not give up on you when the times are rough or the road is uncertain.

He does not react to you, but respond to you.

He says that life is made up of precious moments.

He gives you strength when you are weak and at your worst.

He knows that love lasts forever and stands the test of time, the greatest test of them all.

He takes risks, because without any risk, there is no reward.

 

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A small boy and his little dog

There is a funny story with this snap. I was in Lisbon, Portugal and it was our first day there. My partner was getting day bus passes from a convenience store (incidentally, the store owners were Indian) and I was waiting outside for him. The father of the little boy was also getting something from there and this little guy was outside, just like me, playing with his little Yorkie. I, of people, can appreciate having pets since childhood and it was undoubtedly the cutest sight. I wanted to capture him talking with his dog, the dog sometimes responding and sometimes not, they both getting tangled in the red leash. It was so amusing. I started filming them with my iPhone. Only when it was time for me to leave and I wanted to stop the video, I figured that I had not started it in the first place. Since I have a memory ‘like a sieve’, I am obsessed with capturing moments so that I do not forget them (I think that is one of the primary reasons I’m obsessed with photography). So before leaving I took this snap. This experience is one of the highlights of my Europe trip, equivalent to Wordsworth’s daffodils to me. What a bonus that the pup is looking at me!

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little boy and his little dog