When the year has passed by, it always seems like it went by so fast. That is usually how it is, but last year wasn't so. I did not like the year at all, it almost seemed like a never ending one to me. Now that it's finally gone, i don't want to list the number of things that i hate about the previous year. Although i have never celebrated the new year, but the new year's eve was usually marked by some amount of excitement related to it. The fact that i was not at a new year's eve bash did not mean that i was not doing the countdown in my head. But this year it was on the 3rd of jan that i realised that 2008 had arrived and only one good thing had happened in the year gone by, my brother getting married. I was so busy with my brother's wedding arrangements, i had not sat still in a month. Have never been so busy, and never felt so responsible around the house. Being the youngest one in the family, i hardly ever got to know how much work was involved in my sisters' weddings. But this time since i was the only one at home, i did everything from the start to finish. It was on the 2nd of jan when all the guests had left that i finally slept for 12 hrs at a stretch.
Through the whole thing, my opinions about a wedding were strengthened manyfolds. I can tolerate being married, but going through the wedding ceremony,,ufff!! And this is about a muslim wedding, the least amount of rites and rituals, actually almost nil. It's plain and simple, ask the girl and the boy if they want to get married to each other and the wedding is over. The crux of the whole thing is just that, but there are so many frills attached. For just hearing those two affirmations and a few signatures, we literally spend money like it grows on trees. I fail to see the point that parents try to make, in making it as grand an affair as possible. If you ask me, it is one of the worst things to be spending your money on. Think about it, you splurge all you saved, all for one single day, and come out married at the end of it!!! Does anything about it sound wise.
But anyway that's how things go around in the world, and that's how they'll probably stay, i just wish my bro and bhabhi have a great life together. And now i have such little time to bring certain things back on track. I just hope i can make it to the deadlines.