Wandering on the streets of this huge city which makes you fall in love with it, New York, I was lucky enough to witness an unusual event which changed my perspective towards love, marriage & all the emotions that make your heart pump.
Snow Boots. Check. 5 Layers of Clothing. Check. Earmuffs. Check. Hand Gloves. Check. And off we go !
Heading right to the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building with Jay Z & Alicia Keys to pump you up.
“New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothin’ you can’t do;
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new;
The lights will inspire you,
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York”
The grandeur decor, the high ceilings, the red carpet feeling, and through endless security checks, we go up to the Observatory Deck. 102nd floor, makes your ears go numb and your heart jump out with excitement.
The view was an endless sea of concrete jungle all lighted up like a glowing star. Freezing wind blowing at 60mph, enough to drag you over the edge. Admiring the view at 360 degree view, you tend to succumb to the feeling of ecstasy and the adrenaline rush of being on top of the world.
“Excuse Sir, Excuse? Hi, do you mind taking a video?” I hear someone knowing on my shoulders.
“A video? What do you mean?” I say.
“Oh, I meant I am about to propose to my girlfriend for marriage, could you help me take this video so we could cherish it for life.” he said.
“Sure, go ahead, good luck.” My heart racing as fast as his.
The guy turns to his girlfriend, goes down on one of his knees, pops out a ring and asks her out.
“Would you marry me?” He smiles.
The pause that lasted a minute as she had tears in her eyes, felt like a whole century. The time had stopped for him as he waited for an answer.
“YES ! YES !” She shouts in joy and excitement as they kiss each other with a view to die for.
The snow, the wind, the cold, everything held no control as the joy of seeing someone come together right in front of your eyes, takes over.
~ Sarang Thakkar.