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Love and Marriage

23 Apr

Once upon a time, someone- a woman of senior years- observed to me that she       ” didn’t know why young women got dressed up to get married when what they were really doing was committing themselves to a life behind the kitchen sink.”

Cynical? Perhaps. But, even today, is there any truth in it?

In marrying, are women thrusting themselves into the burden of responsibility: for attending to the needs of an unspecified number of people for an unspecified length of time? If so, is this reason to dress up and celebrate the day of this commitment?

Or is the marriage ceremony symbolic of something much higher? The strength of a bond, the hope of its endurance: the overwhelming, all-encompassing feeling we call love?

I for one hope it’s the latter.

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What Day Would I Like to Relive?

24 Sep

What day would YOU like to relive? My guess is, it’s a day of unbridled happiness; a day when your dreams came true.

Same for me. It’s my wedding day! The day I married my husband, Ronald Sharp B.E.M., the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

It was a quiet, family do at a close relative’s home. My bridesmaids wore pink, and I wore white.  Not a traditional gown: that would have seemed a bit out of place, I thought, since simplicity was the key-note.

I was given away by a senior family member, who, later on, performed this role for my niece.  I needed someone to walk with me up the pathway, for I confess to being very nervous and self-conscious despite being in the company of loved ones.

Somehow, I got the words out, and so did Ron. More formalities followed, and then we had our little party, surrounded by friendly faces. But like so many good things, it ended too soon, which makes it my choice as the day to re-live.

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