For those who have been out of touch with the events in the world that are effecting everything from the sensex bull run, the Indian Cricket team's loss right upto the instability of the UPA government, I am getting married on the 25th of November 2007. So shopping should supposedly be my top priority right now. However, I have managed to wash my hands off it except for the farments which need to fit me and need my measurements. So I am off the hook for quite a few decisions and 'to do' lists.
I pitty Shveta however. She has to make choices that need to be acceptable to one and all. right from her mummy, my mummy, her sister, chacha, mama, phupha and even the shopkeeper. I think marriage is the most interesting time in a girl's life. How much ever I try to think from her perspective, I will never unerstand the way she feels. Its a mixed feeling of leaving you parents for good and feeling bad about it while at the same time feeling good about the fact that you will be spending the rest of your life with the person you love. There are apprehensions about the new family you wil be joining. And the icing on the cake is 'expectations'. My dog is the only creature who doesnt have any expectations from Shveta...not at least that I know of!!!
It is one of the two things only a woman can handle (other being motherhood). I salute all the women of the world for this ...and a 21 gun salute for Shveta.
PS: I know this post has been off mark and directionless but right now all my thoughts funnel down the same way...to wedding and what Shveta must be going through.