Clock shows: 10.45am / Date:02Feb13
Singlehood ends in: 26 hours
Shakespeare Idioms Used: As good luck would have it, a sea change
I am annoyed! You heard me right. Annoyed! How else can you describe the feeling when you find your house empty on your wedding eve.
As good luck would have it, I do not see any of my aunts gathering around me uttering disproving and contradicting words all at the same time. Why isn’t anybody turning up?
“Molu(baby), you have lost so much weight“,”How can you be so over-weight, will your blouse fit you?“, “Dear, have you eaten anything? You’ll not be able to cop up with the entire ceremony tomorrow. Eat something“, “You are eating!! How can you? Don’t you know that it’s YOUR wedding tomorrow??”
But, no! The one time when I needed them all, they aren’t here. Infact, nobody is here.
I keep running around my home to check on Dad. He is nowhere to be seen. Mom is busy arranging my luggage to be taken to my new “home”- Oh, I’m being
kicked out- married off. So, I ought to carry my clothes- Mmmmm.. Sensible!! She ‘ordered’ for this big beautiful suitcase all the way from Dubai, from my Uncle. That’s just because she feels we don’t get sturdy, long-lasting bags, here in India. Yeah, I’m done arguing with her.
And my Sis? She is just out of her beauty bath. Its’ her only sister’s wedding and she is getting ready- But, A.L.R.E.A.D.Y???.
As I stand here watching Mamma pack my stuffs, she screams,”Shalu why haven’t you even brushed your teeth? Go, take a bath- People will start pouring in- in no time!!” and she is back to doing her favorite thing. My bags look neat and orderely. I have my ‘Girl to Bride‘ bag, ‘Bride to Wife‘ bag and ‘I’m now a Wife‘ bags in order.
The ‘Girl to Bride‘ bag is packed with my Trousseau- ‘The Saree”, Jewelry and jewelry boxes with lil’ notes inside them stating what should go where, Handbag, Sandals, Hair and Makeup kit (though the makeup artist would bring one of her own). She reminds me to keep my laptop, phone charger and my ipod also on the same bag! Oh, I had completely forgotten about that!
The ‘Bride to Wife‘ bag is loaded with another Saree for the same day wedding reception, makeup remover (how wise of her!), Sanitary, Sandals, a simple Salwar kameez and my night suit (just in case!) 😉 .
The ‘I’m now a Wife‘ bag contains anything and everything. All the dresses, Salwar kameez, Anarkalis carefully picked up, a lil’ over 25 Kancheevaram sarees, 5-6 designer sarees, 5-6 other normal sarees. All these come under “just in case” 🙂 And yes, about 10 pairs of wedges, heels and handbags too. DO NOT JUDGE. I”M A BRIDE IN THE MAKING!
Well, it’s about 11.30am. Why isn’t anybody thinking that it’s officially my Last day at home? That there is going to be a sea change in my life starting tomorrow?
I’m irked at everyone’s apathy.
I check my mobile for his messages…..
‘Written for the A-Z challenge 2015’