This evening, the status message of a friend on Google-talk read: A man can love a million girls but only a real man can love one girl in a million ways!
I did not ask the friend whether she had borrowed the line or coined it herself, but I went over it a few times and was tempted to add some words that would have made it read as: A man can love a million girls but only a real man can love one girl in a million ways (even while loving a million others)!
And then a few questions struck me (just as two questions keep striking me these days -- 1. Who on earth in Anna Hazare? and 2. What on earth is Civil Society?):
1. Who/What is a real man?
2. Why should he love just one girl?
3. Why should he love just one girl in a million ways?
4. Is it possible to reach the million-mark in one's lifetime (that was more of a thought than a question)?
5. What if the girl decides that he is not her kind of man, even if a real one: does our man continue loving her in a million ways?