Why do they say Love is blind and marriages are made in Heaven? Asked my husband who had returned from a wedding Reception.
Why did this doubt crop up? I said at his unexpected question.
Because I found the couple totally mismatched, he stated with unusual firmness in his tone.
In what way? I said.
Well, for one thing, the bride was a ravishing beauty and the boy was less than average, perhaps shorter than her, he said, the keen observer that he was.
How do you know he was shorter? I said.
Because the bride was wearing flat foot wear and the groom was wearing almost three inch high heels, he said sounding very sure of himself.
So what! Probably we are behind the times, I said though I was surprised at the ‘fact.’that the girl could choose to marry someone not only who didn’t match her in looks but in height as well.
Then why is it said marriages are made in Heaven, he reiterated.
Probably because right from earlier times marriages happen once in a life time and they should be celebrated in a grand manner, I explained.
May be because one doesn’t know how a Heaven looks, the venue of the wedding is all lit up and the couple is all decked up to look their best, which gives a ‘Heavenly’ feeling. Also the out of the world menu guests enjoy, he added.
Perhaps you are right. I said.
Wait, let me finish. But I didn’t say the man could have a taste of Hell after marriage, did I ? he smirked.
n.meera raghavendra rao