People think that intimacy is sex. But intimacy is about truth, when you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them and their response is , “You’re safe with me”- that’s intimacy.
The moment we hear the word intimacy, a wrong notion arises in our mind. We attribute it as a physical relationship. But Ananya and Mihir proved this wrong. Ananya was a school teacher and had given up teaching as it had become monotonous. She found it boring at home initially, later she diverted herself by reading and socialising. She happened to come across Mihir on the facebook. Mihir was a banker and a part time insurance agent. He loved life and took things in his stride. He was always with a smile. His never give up attitude was loved by Ananya. He gave Ananya a reason to look at life with a different perspective. Their wavelengths matched and they shared common interests. Mihir identified that Ananya was far more capable and talented than she herself could imagine. He wanted her to come out of her comfort zone and live life. He had identified her flair for writing and so he got her few online editorial jobs which boosted up Ananya’s confidence. Their friendship blossomed into a healthy relationship. They spoke to each other over phone at length. Their lives were an open book to each other.
Both their families knew of their friendship and never objected to it. Together they took up online jobs and supported each other financially as well. Mihir involved Ananya into content writing and editing as well which honed her writing skills. The best part of their relationship was that more than two years had lapsed and both had not met each other. They had seen each other in photographs only but still there existed a strong bonding. Finally they decided to meet in one of their official meetings. Both were excited to meet each other. They had planned to hang out together to engage themselves in casual chit chat apart from the official portfolio.
The day arrived when both finally met, they shook hands and embraced each other gently. It was a safe and secure feel for Ananya. It was a great stress buster. It was a long time dream come true for them. They attended the official meetings and found time for chit chat in the evening. They sat together on the terrace after dinner at night in the moonlight speaking out their heart to each other. People were surprised at such a lovely friendship, few were jealous too. Soon the time came when both had to part from each other. But both had an assurance that they were meant to be together in the journey of life. Nothing would separate them and together they would scale greater heights. Isn’t this intimacy in the true sense?
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