R isn’t much of a reader so it was a very special moment for me when I got him to read ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. He fell in love with the book and both of us were obsessed with it for a very long time. Though the book romanticises the disease a fair bit, we liked how the dialogues between the two lead characters were so brutally honest and real.
The gut-wrenchingly beautiful tale, which is a heady brew of romance, triumphs, and losses, left an indelible mark on us. We were so invested in the book and the characters that when we were deciding a name for our blog, we took inspiration from it.
The quote from the book: “some infinities are bigger than other infinities,” is largely what inspired us to name our blog ‘Ourinfinity’. However, over the last few months, we have come to realise that it also exemplifies our stance on what we are set out to do.
Our forever begins here, and we hope you join us on this wondrous journey.
Here’s to ‘our’ infinity and beyond…cheers!
How Ourinfinity came to be and R’s take on it:
I believe we have a choice in this world to not tell sad stories…How often does a movie trailer grab your attention from the very first second? Not very often, right? but then sometimes you come across something so beautiful that it leaves a mark on you. I was hooked the moment L shared the trailer of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. I was so intrigued that I ended up on YouTube to repeatedly watch the extended trailer. Since we couldn’t watch the movie together, L suggested we read the book instead. I was totally up for it and was about to hit buy on Google Play Store but had to wait till L’s order of the paperback version arrived (she still prefers the old school way of reading). When we finally started reading, she went quiet for a good three odd hours while I muscled my way through a few chapters before L WhatsApp-ed me to say she was done. To this date that is one jaw-dropping moment for me! When we were mulling about what to name our blog, I wanted the word ‘infinity’ to be a part of it as we were (and still are) in awe of the book. After a week of deciding ‘Ourinfinity’ was born.
PS: This post is special for so many reasons; the most important one being R’s first appearance on the blog.