eighteenth day of nov '07 ... and i had ring on my finger

'I would,' said Faramir. And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many."
- J R R Tolkein, Lord of the Rings (IV)


Few hours ago… you were prancing about in skirts… and by the clock strike of 9 pm; you have a diamond ring on your finger. With cameras and flashlights clicking away like no tomorrow! You have had your half an hour of limelight footage and are half way through to tying the proverbial knot!

Welcome to the world of being someone’s Betrothed!

It was like one of those moments which when it descends on you, always catches you by surprise. The stuff which always happens to others. Place where you are always an audience.

It would take time before the enormity of the event sinks in, till then… these past two weeks have been a complete distractions from the usual me, the internal rebellions, the anxiety et al. Things are starting to fit together, the synapses of the story becoming evident. Perhaps! 


Tomorrow it’s back to reality but for now this was like slipping away some place else…
Toasting the beginning of an end… an end to a way of life…!
Nervousness. Cold Hands. Smiles. Kisses. Flowers. Music. Blessings.


Copyright © Neerja Yadav

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