Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests, and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error, and upon me prov’d, I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
– William Shakepeare, Sonnet 116
Today is the 29th anniversary of my parents’ marriage. They are completing 29 years and entering the 30th. And although neither my dad nor my mom read this blog (or even know of its existence, which allows me the freedom of speech :D) I wish them a Very Happy Anniversary. And for the information of those readers who are calling me a douchebag for wishing them online, here, of course, I have wished them in person. This is my way of expressing the admiration I have for them
I find it incredibly hard to believe that two people could co-exist and still be happy for this long a time period (there we go again!). I personally find it hard to keep going on with people after 30 minutes if they are not on the same page with me (and most people aren’t). So, for two people as different as my mom and dad, I find this to be an incredible miracle.
They went out in the morning to the temple to offer their prayers (we are an intensely religious family). Then dad went to work. He came back early, and took mom out for an evening outside. Catch a movie, drive around a bit, maybe, and then get a grand dinner. I intentionally stayed out of this whole thing because I figured its been some time since they went out together, and could do with some time off. When they come back, I am hoping they get me some take away Chinese food for Dinner. Also, we get to celebrate a bit as a family, when, later tonight they cut a cake to celebrate the moment when their relationship was sanctified.
This leaves me in a bit of a lurch. Several of my friends are getting hitched – this year and the next. I wonder how is it possible to tolerate someone around you, 24×7, and not grow weary of them. I guess this goes a long way to show why none of my relationships ever worked out!
Anyways. I got my own shit to sort out. But for today, I wish my Mom and Dad a great day. I wish and pray that their happiness stays unabated and grows over time. I just want to tell them that they are the best parents a kid could have asked for and I am what I am today, largely because of them.
This one’s for you, folks. 🙂