they so perfectly complemented each other
he knew when to listen
and she knew when it was that he wanted to listen
she knew his prolonged silence meant disapproval or anger
and he knew that her impulsive outburts were never from her heart
she knew that at heart he was an orthodox old guy , all chivalrous..
he knew that despite her outward indepence, she liked to be taken care of
she knew sometimes that his yes meant a no...
and he knew how not to be brutally frank...
she knew that he lied sometimes thinking that he was being protective
he knew that she would never ever say a lie, not even a white lie...
she knew he goofed up when he tried to impress
and he knew that she liked it when he took an effort to impress
they knew each other so well..
and that they were made for each other
what they didnt know was that,
they didnt belong to the same sub-caste within a sub-caste
and that the world wouldnt approve of such a marriage...
They didnt know that fanatics placed more importance to that
then thier feelings... and lives!!!
Yes, seriously, to some people(read as parents), what the world would say, what if they would(parents) then not be able to participate in the family functions..etc..etc... seems to be of more importance than the feelings of thier own children
yes, i have a cousin sister who married out of community, and till this date, she doesnt get to participate in the family rituals that other married women participate in..fortunately though, she is invited...but she cannot participate...as in be a part of the ritual..she can be a silent bystander...................
and citing such discrimination as a reason, parents would never agree to an inter-community wedding...yes, times are changing...but we still havent learnt to see humans as only humans, we still see them as hindus, brahmins, tamil brahmins, iyers, palakkad iyers, kumbakonam iyers, thanjavur iyers, palakkad iyers who settled in madras, palakkad iyers who still live in kerala, vadamaa,vaathimaa.....the divisons on such lines goes on...i am sorry but i find it ridiculous
will things ever change ???? will people learn to see beyond such lines???