We were back from our honeymoon….the experience can’t be summed up in words….the fondness growing with each passing day…I was loving it….Ma & Pa  too was very happy  with my choice…My darling Divya..She was trying her best to adapt into my family culture , a hectic task for a girl who leaves behind all the relations just for the sake of her beloved & binds with new relations , at times I feel awkward about the culture of our society but it’s continuing since ages even my Mom & granny did the same…She was always on toes to keep everybody happy and quiet concerned about my parents….trying to improvise her culinary skills & My Mom stood by her daughter-in-law, she had got daughter in disguise of Bahu…which assured me that I was right in my choice…her presence had illuminated our lives…her innocent laughter tingled in our house…..I adored her company & her glow too assured me that she too loved.

Gradually we both were back to our routine…but the evenings were solely ours with no one to intervene….Thank God that in our time, mobile hadn’t surfaced,  & the cravings that we went throughout the day for each other were a bit satiated…though love is never satisfied….it craves for more & more. Emotional yearnings were satiated physically…the base of marriage…firming our relationship & the smile of Divya swept my heart ..I could do anything to see her smiling…die hard fan of her beautiful smile & her innocence was making me naughty day by day & her denial made be more impatient….She enjoyed my impatience…her naughty smile conveyed all & left me more impatient. And she knew the way to tame me, she locked my lips with hers with all the intensity & the passionate caresses  melted all the boundaries & new dimensions were explored…with passing days & months…intimacy multiplied & the bonding growing stronger with each passing hour.

It was our prime stage of youth & we two  lovers  had waited for each other for so many long years & when we finally met, we were so much engrossed in our world of dreams that we both ignored our parents…I was staying along with them but the communication was limited to the dining table as we both yearned for the moments in privacy which we enjoyed the most & now I feel we were not the only ones to go thru this phase;  our parents too have yearned for the same when they got married though in their days, they would have enjoyed less freedom than us; even we were less privileged if I compare with present scenario…I sum up in two words…” GENERATION GAP ” which never diminishes though way of tackling changes.

I sensed a change in my Mom though she never complained but I found something missing & my concern grew to judge the changes in her…I tried to extract from my Pa….a simple & composed persona but he did not spill the beans rather comforted me to enjoy the bliss of youth….I discussed with Divya regarding it & she too held the same view & sensed the change not only in my Mom but in her parents too. It alerted our senses…we had drifted away from our direct relations…it was totally unintentional from our end but it had affected them…it was not that they weren’t happy with our happiness but they felt ignored & it was obvious for them as we both were single child of our parents & their total hopes were pinned on both of us & we both were chasing our dreams & enjoying each others company. We felt sorry & we rescheduled our timings so that we could share precious time with our precious people who were responsible for our existence & who had reared us so well facing the ups & downs of life but never ever let us feel the gloom & held us high pinning all their hopes & We in Love & Lust ignored them..though it was not too late…the realization set in early to mend our ways….each one has to go thru the same phase once in a lifetime….life is a STAGE PLAY….situations are more or less the same only the players change…I’m getting more logical…isn’t it !!!

We in unison decided to involve them visiting parks, movies and food joints together so that they enjoy with us & relive the moments of life which they had left behind after our arrival in their lives…Now I know it’s one of the ecstatic moments, but this small packet comes with large packages of our life…they add immense joys to one’s life but it asks for volumes & volumes of sacrifice & seeks lots & lots of attention & it does receives from both unconditional love & care…

We planned the visits with all four ( real parents & new set of parents by way of marriage; case applicable to both of us ) so that they could enjoy the company of each other diminishing the spaces between them….thin line of been a bride & groom’s parents…been  more or less of same age group they could enjoy more & we two could enjoy our self…again being selfish for self motive…I was not God & Humans are self centered & we could not be exceptions especially with the tag of “JUST MARRIED”

Our intention was not to hurt anyone but to see all associated with us to be happy & if our little bit of gestures really meant a lot to our parents we both were ready to give in ….The Joys in their Eyes meant a lot …they were the Roots of our Existence !!!

to be continued…..

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