Mind over matter

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confessions of a married woman December 9, 2009

Filed under: Relationships — Mukul @ 10:38 am
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Now the heading may sound scandalous and give impression of ghosts tumbling out of closet. Well, nothing on those lines. Let me confirm this before you skim the rest of the entry for juicy details for there aren’t any.

I am just wondering the kind of gap a woman has to bridge when she decides to leap into a marriage. Whether it is a leap or thoughtful decision, marriage in itself is an island; a place where you have to travel through waters some unknown, some unknown. A journey to this island means you can hand-pick the luggage and only travel with select few. (No matter what you select, one always feels to have left the important stuff behind)

This island comes with several characteristics. No matter how many years you inhabit it, it will always spring surprises at you. The island can never be your own. The island is like a stop not a destination. The island has independent culture, independent tradition and independent psyche.

This island is test of your APTITUDE, ATTITUDE and CHARACTER. And however good you scored on EQ, IQ or whatever scales there are to measure, you need to start from scratch.

My train of thoughts is interrupted by a vendor. So am going to update this post later.

 

Celebrating Sisterhood November 20, 2009

There is no greater fun than having a sister while you are growing up. I am so thankful to God, for blessing me with one. The small fights and not so small fights, choosing the dresses, choosing the colors, sharing and not sharing the things between them, fighting over who sleeps on what side of bed, who makes the tea, who prepares Maggi, who cleans up and who serves, what movies to watch, and discuss the movies when other one does not understand it. It’s a life of discussing friends, fighting over friends, discussing the hostel fights and fighting over fights, having diverse interests and yet accommodating them in same room, on same walls. Having a sister is posting a sports person poster next to some singing sensation poster (when you are not so fond of him/her).

Movies are so much fun with my sister around. Crimson Red, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, K-10, the widow maker, Titanic, Time under fire, Hera Pheri and the list is never-ending. Each of these movies is memorable because we watched it together. Each movie has a story of our own to go with it.

Sister becomes your close confidante and agony aunt (to name a few roles that my sister assumed) and you never even realize when she slipped into that position. 

It’s a wonderful journey from tending to a toddler sister to see her as a working woman. I miss my sister.

This post is for all the sisters and the childhood they shared together.