Clock shows: 9.45pm / Date:02Feb13
Singlehood ends in: 15 hours
Shakespeare Idioms Used: Laughing stock
Lost in your thoughts is where I find myself…
Often wondering whether I’m sane
In your eyes can my heart melt….
For you I’m enamored, smitten and hysterical … *that’s so insane*
As i depart my slumber each day
You fall upon my gazing eyes
Insisting and persuading me to rise
And then comes the cockcrow
Beaming a million bright ambassadors of the morning
As I look down at your loving facade
I often end up asking myself
What I did to deserve you
With a smile honest-to-goodness
I kiss you every dusk and dawn
Cant look back to the days I woke up without you
And that mere thought leaves me feeling barren, bleak and blue
Your warmth spawn my eyes gleaming through
And I miss absolutely everything that’s true
You ….my wedding ring….
I look at the rings adorning my fingers. I have two of them which are my life now!
Few days before the engagement day, Dad asked me to pick ‘the ring’. Usually, the guy picks one for the girl and vice-versa. But in order to avoid the complications of liking the design and the fit, (and we were home only two days prior to the engagement, so there was no question of getting our fit) both the families agreed that we pick our own respective rings. So, here I was being adamant that I needed a platinum ring. In Kerala, we usually pick a gold ring engraved with our spouse’ name. It’s a tradition or custom as you call it and that’s how it is. But being me, I was stubborn and headstrong that I didn’t want a heavy gold ring and that too “tagged”. I didn’t want to be a laughing stock in front of my friends wearing something so ‘catchy’. After all, it is going to be on my finger forever!Mamma accused me of being bull-headed, but I still went for my platinum ring.
Mamma came to me and said, “Shalu, I know you don’t know him yet. And I understand what you go through. You are a confused girl who is happy and excited to be engaged, wishing and praying that he is the right man for you. But things would be different in a little while from now on. You will get to know him better and he will be yours forever. A day will come when he is not by your side, maybe he is posted to the Border where he can’t take you, or a normal day when he is out for work and you at home, feeling a little lonely and you would you miss him. That day, your ring will be with you, his name engraved and that would definitely bring a smile”. I laughed it off but her words did touch me and I found myself saying that I will return the platinum ring and get the gold one as they wished. But Mom let me keep my Platinum ring as well.
For the ceremony, he wore me the gold ring in front of all the guests and family. I had my platy with me, hidden from others and I was waiting for a chance to ask him to wear it on my finger. And we never got a chance. We were surrounded with friends and relatives wishing us and blessing us for our engagement. And I remember the blushing me not even able to meet his eyes. So forget asking him to wear me the ring!
But as both the rings adorn my fingers, I smile. I smile at when and how he wore me my Platy. That moment so special, and romantic….. stay tuned as I reveal tomorrow 😉