Now such decisions in daily life – choosing clothes, going on picnics seems fine, but when this blind optimism takes over my mind on important days, say, such as my WEDDING DAY, its then and only then do I finally learn my lesson.
This is the story of my wedding day..
In an impetuous moment , intoxicated by the romance of planning a wedding , The Husband and I decided that we must write our own wedding Vows. No, Sire!! no cliché of promises for us, we would do our own thing….
And so it came to pass that on the day of my wedding instead on blissfully catching up on my beauty sleep, I started writing my vows at 1.00 a.m. Overcome by extreme sleep and intense excitement , my torrent of thoughts resulted in a mere trickle of words. I had writers block and I had it bad.
With sudden panic I remembered that husband-to-be was a genius writer and that my vows had to be better than his.. This simple thought was enough fuel to surge together all my creative powers and within no time, I had before me the best wedding vows ever written in the history of wedding vows.
But by then I was reduced to a helpless passenger in my sleep-deprived body and instead of memorizing my vows like a perfect bride to be, I once again deluded myself into believing that all my super human brain had to do was read it once and I would be able to recite it. Thus having calmed my mind into a state of rapturous bliss I headed to bed.
As I headed to church that morning, I was confident, I had read my vows and I would now recite it like a Shakespearean sonnet drenched in emotions and dripping with love.
I floated down the aisle and listened misty eyed as the Husband read me his sonnet of vows.
It was my turn but to my utter disbelief I blanked out.
I decided to read out the vows
Halfway through i realised that like the Husband I too must look into his eyes
I looked down and missed the line I was reading…. Where was I?
I could not find the line… so quickly picked a random line and read again… and reached the end.
I started the vows again.. eyes darting up and down.. like clockwork..every second.
It was long and left many people confused about what was I saying, but I finally got through my Vows…..