This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, depicting the emotional connection between two persons in love. A six-word story is quoted at the end of the verse.

Hearing one's thoughts isn't a curse.

At sight, or out of sight...
She won't tell me. I'll know. 

I won't tell her. She'll know.

If this isn't love, what is?

An emotional bond, telepathy they call!

beyond lingual barriers.

It’s a gesture that happens almost every day with my mom. When I think of something in my mind, say random stuff like a food menu, an item to shop, or a serious dilemma, she speaks out my thoughts before I open my mouth.

When a third person, most often, my dad, joins our conversation, my mom and I speak out exactly the same words as a response. This also happens when my dad speaks of the same issue to us at different times or places. Our responses always match, and my dad thinks we’ve hatched a plan together. 😉

Such connections rarely happen with my friends. So, I strongly believe it’s not just telepathy. It’s something more, like an emotional imprint!

Emotional Imprints

The following is a snippet about emotional imprints that I came across while reading about the origin of our value system.

We learn personal values at a very young age from the people and events that surround us. The effects of these experiences are known as emotional imprinting, and they lay the architecture for the emotional structure of our lives. An imprint, like a tattoo, is a forever phenomenon. Imprints are non-negotiable and are most profound in the first fifteen years of life. They take the form of value statements or family mores and belief systems. Through the years, our imprints are embedded on our psyche; we are often unaware that they even exist.

Credits & Footnote

Inspired by Shweta’s ‘6WSP #75 – Love’.

Image source: Pinterest.

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