On 9th July A got married. On the cusp of what would have been an outstanding view of the Valley of Fire in Vegas no less - four people have stood witness to a union that I for one thought was a long one coming. Only because A is so much like me. And yet emanates such a fiery difference that make twins similar yet extraordinary.
I'd like to congratulate the other A...goon on ya mate! He who had the quiet sense to kneel in a terminal of an airport and quietly state his case. Of love.
This is a toast in prose. The picture as promised will be emailed to you ;)!
I hope you find each other amusing and interesting when the sparkle of intimacy fades and is replaced by a thick feeling or familiarity. You both feel it - how fast or slow, I cannot tell. But feel you will.
I pray that the heavens grant you a wicked sense of humour in those times. For it is the best of laughs you could ever have.
I imagine the 'Valley of Fire' to be a blaze of red gold down below you; signifying the fire of purity that so often remains the centrepiece in our Indian weddings. Fire in so many forms fills our places of worship - at times to spread fragrance and blessing and in others to drive away evil.
I hope the pastor remembered to crack a couple of jokes when he pronounced you man and wife. And I hope to God, that the photographer solemnly stood in silence for just that one minute before he started to click away.
I hope that that one moment of silence was blessed and your eyes met with your partners in deep understanding of the next connecting flights, transit runs and a possible rendezvous in between
To you both, we raise our glasses (we have cool wine goblets by the way!) wishing you nothing but happiness and good times. But most importantly the honesty to have a good fight and a skinny dip afterward...:)
And hey, congratulations 'John Lennon' - all you need is love. ;).