An extraordinary love story has an extraordinary journey to travel. Only an ordinary love has an ordinary story.
He met the girl of his dreams and married her, is ordinary.
She loved her brother and lived in peace, is ordinary.
But the life of Wali was extraordinary. Just like his life, his love was extraordinary too. It wasn’t a love story like Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. That would be too mundane.
His story was not of an ordinary love where the two fall in love and marry, or they commit suicide, or one of them dies.
Wali’s story was of his love for his daughter. For whom he travelled the universe. For whom he passed 4,000 years of the human race just to be here today. Just to be here in the 21st century to meet his daughter.
But it was exceptional even after 4,000 years. He didn’t know there would be laws, courts, hate, contempt, fraud, cheating… He was in pursuit of his daughter only and on his way he realized the ingredients of love.
Normal people hide their love. Wali doesn’t. He shows it to the world because he cannot hide it. How can you hide your eyes? It is all in there.
People know Wali because of his love. Oh Wali! There is no hiding.
Wali has been cheated. The whole 21st century cheated on him. He, the Saladin of his times, has been cheated by his own people.
But Wali is on his way. Wali never gets tired. He resurrects every time he goes down. He was not meant to fail in his quest of love.
And Wali lives on.
His love lives forever.
His heart beats forever.
The tale has not ended.
It’s just the beginning.
And the tale of this love is extraordinary.