Today I was watching the movie “My name is Khan”. Yeah, was jobless for a while so thought of tuning into the idiot box and being a SRK fan I could not afford to switch to any other channel. Contrary to what many believe I think SRK is a fantastic “actor”, yes the word in quotes because this particular movie is a proof of his acting skills. A movie where he has grown out of his image as a lover boy and done a real good job. But this post is not to justify SRK’s acting skills.
While watching the character of Mandira played by Kajol a thought stuck me. Is it possible to fall in love with an autistic person? Is love really blind? Perhaps yes.
We all need just one heart of the millions out there that stores unconditional love and care just for us. And if that happens to be of an autistic person, what’s wrong in it? Perhaps the thought of being too smart makes us, the so called normal people, stay away from loving someone with our full heart coz we love with conditions apply!
Love is not skin-deep. It sinks in beyond the upper layer of the skin and goes deep within your soul. But not many among us hold the vehemence to dive deep into this territory. All we need is that someone special who holds the perfect love for all our imperfections. Who in spite of being imperfect to the entire world is just perfect for you. Who loves you in your illness. Who admires you even when you know you look your ugliest best! Who loves your morning breathe as much as the evening perfume on your gown. Who finds you seductive despite of your unwaxed legs. Whose love remains constant in spite of the frequent fluctuations on your weighing scale. Who can starve himself just to buy you a few roses. Who can lose everything to hold you back. Someone whom you are not scared of showing your bare beauty. And yet when you dress up, he is the only one you want to impress.
And for this, all you need is a true heart residing in a simple kind soul, be it of an autistic person or a non-autistic one. Feel blessed if you have found one. Here, the search continues…