Why couldn’t Praneetha wait for another two days when she waited for so long? Lamented my daughter even as she was going through the wedding invitation of her close friend.
Why should she do that? I thought she and Prakash have been going steady for more than two years.Good that she is getting married to him, I said emphasizing the last pronoun.
But mummy, it would have been better if they had got married on Valentine’s Day, said Kirtana.
What difference would that have made to either of them? I said.
A lot. Don’t you know the significance of Valentine’s Day? It’s the day when lovers present each other with the most invaluable gifts as proof of their love, explained my daughter.
Oh, is it? I said feigning ignorance. For all I know Praneetha must have been presenting gifts to her boy friend for the past so many years, I added.
That’s why I thought if she had waited to tie the knot for another two days, the couple could celebrate their wedding anniversary on every Valentine’s Day, she said .
Kirtana, I am sure Praneetha was not as thoughtful as you. If she was she would have had the Saint’s Blessings as well, I concurred with her.
What has Valentine’s Day to do with a Saint mummy? Its a Day to celebrate Love and spend the day together and have lots and lots of fun and perhaps eventually marry the man or woman you love if you so decide She enlightened me.
Everything, I suppose, if you go by the legend, I stated.
What legend? I don’t think a Saint would have known anything about Love, she guffawed.
I wanted to tell her it was she who knew nothing about the ‘ real’ significance of Valentine’s Day, the Day that was named after the Saint Valentine who is believed to have written a letter before he died to the girl he loved which he signed “from your Valentine”, an expression in vogue till today.
By the way, when are you and Pramod getting married? I asked knowing that they were going steady for the last three years.
May be on next Valentine’s Day, that is if we still stick to each other, she replied casually.
n.meera raghavendra rao