Friday, November 6, 2015

WEDDING and MARRIAGE

ULTRA SHORT FICTION

WEDDING and MARRIAGE
A Story of Two Weddings and Two Marriages
By
VIKRAM KARVE


Part 1 – WEDDING

May 2012

Attended 2 Weddings during the “Wedding Season” (the brides were daughters of my classmates)

Wedding No. 1 was a grand affair in a luxurious 5 Star Resort – full of extravagance and lavishness – and the opulent wedding ceremonies, magnificent events and sumptuous feasts (with the best food and drink) were spread over 3 days.

In a nutshell – Wedding No. 1 was a “status” wedding.

Wedding No. 2 was a simple affair – the girl and boy had a registered marriage in the registrar’s office – and held a simple reception in a modest hall for their close friends and relatives.

In a nutshell – Wedding No. 2 was a “minimalist” wedding.


Part 2 – MARRIAGE

May 2015

Visited my classmates (fathers of the brides in Wedding Nos. 1 and 2 mentioned above)

Marriage No. 1 (Grand Wedding) had broken up and the couple was divorced – it was a bitter relationship – resulting in a failed marriage – which ended in a nasty divorce.

Marriage No. 2 (Simple Wedding) was going strong – and – in fact – the couple looked so absolutely “much married” – that it was obvious that this successful marriage was going to be an everlasting harmonious relationship.


MORAL OF THE STORY

A “Grand Wedding” does not guarantee a “Happy Marriage”.

Surprisingly – some people focus more on the “wedding” (a public event) than on the “marriage” (a private commitment).

Many “rich and famous” people hire “Wedding Planners”.

But – have you seen anyone hire a “Marriage Planner”…?

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