Thursday, May 30, 2013

31 YEARS OF MARRIAGE - THEN AND NOW

31 YEARS OF MARRIAGE  -  THEN AND NOW
A True Story
By
VIKRAM KARVE


THEN

Circa 1982
Curzon Road Apartments
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi

7:30 AM - A Hot Summer Morning

Our Pet Dog Sherry (Lhasa Apso Girl), my Wife and I get into the lift, go down seven floors, walk to my scooter.

I start my scooter, get on and drive off to work watching Sherry wag her tail and my wife wave me good bye. 

Then my wife takes Sherry for a walk and gambol on the lush green lawns around India Gate nearby. 

I am the Breadwinner and my wife is the Homemaker. 

Except for our canine daughter Sherry, there are no kids at home – we don’t have any “human” kids as yet!


31 Years Later


NOW

Circa 2013
Rohan Tarang Apartments
Wakad
Pune

7:30 AM - A Hot Summer Morning

Our Pet Dog Sherry (Doberman X Caravan Hound Girl), my Wife and I get into the lift, go down nine floors, walk to the bus stop at Wakad Chowk on the the main road going from Aundh to the IT Park at Hinjewadi. 

Sherry wags her tail and I wave good bye to my wife as she gets into the bus and goes off to work. 

Then I take Sherry for a walk and gambol on the grounds and fields near the highway or the park on the banks of the river Mula nearby and we run and play while we watch busy people rush to their workplaces in the nearby Infotech park at Hinjewadi in buses, cars and motorcycles. 

Now my wife is the “breadwinner” and I am the “homemaker”. 

Except for our canine daughter Sherry, there are no kids at home – we have two grown up “human” kids who have flown away from our nest to pursue their respective vocations.


The Role Reversal is indeed amazing and amusing



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