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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

December 17, 2012

A wise man once said, “Marriage is a delicate relationship.. a balancing act.” Wonder who it was, but there is a certain truth in that statement. Many of us get into a marriage with two extreme thoughts in mind – either it will be hunky-dory-lovey-dovey ride, just like the movies OR a get-married-have-babies-buy-home mundane task.

But we seem to miss the grey shades with a blast of colors thrown in for fun. Marriage is not just the two extremes but the entire ride in between. It is definitely a balancing act, that needs time and effort to perfect.. perhaps! Many of my single friends have asked us time and again, “How are you so happily married?” The notion of a marriage among some people, unfortunately is, it is Bland and Boring. You get married, you have kids, you build a home and then you get settled in the monotonous lifestyle of go to work, raise kids, come back, watch mindless TV and sleep.

Fortunately for us (the pati and I), we don’t believe in the conventional way of married life. We believe we are partners-in-crime moving on from one adventure to another and building memories along the way. We have dreams of our own  and support each other in fulfilling those. We live one day at a time with just one eye on the future. We don’t spend our entire ‘present’ to build a ‘future’. We laugh. We love. We dance. We travel. We cry. We fight. We make up. Marriage is a balancing act of keeping feelings, dreams, emotions delicately balanced with needs, wants, demands and must-dos.

To me, Marriage is Delicate. A delicate relationship that must be balanced, nurtured and protected from the instance you take the vow…. and yes, it is loads of fun! That is if you intend to treat it like that….



  1. pinksocks permalink
    December 17, 2012 2:30 PM

    Agreed to the core 🙂

  2. December 17, 2012 2:39 PM

    I love it! Someone with a deeper understanding of marriage is hard to find. I think you and your other half are spot on! It isn’t something that is just there. It is a work in progress to be enjoyed as it is molded and reshaped over and over again.

    Great write!!!!

  3. December 17, 2012 2:39 PM

    Just Loved the way u penned down the Delicate relationship ! (touchwood) U n Sowby are seriously made for eachother and how can I not agree that you guys are indeed “THE PARTNERS IN CRIME” Luv ya babes…keep inspiring me 🙂

  4. Island Traveler permalink
    December 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    Nothing more beautiful than a couple whose love endured the test of time. Wishing you and your family all the joys and blessings of Christmas.

  5. December 29, 2012 3:55 AM

    This was such a pleasant read and the closer I neared to your conclusion, the wider the smile creeping across my face became. Oddly enough, I felt I was seeing a reflection of my own marriage in the your words.
    Enjoy the ride, don’t put so much emphasis on the destination is my mantra.

  6. Ashok Mario Pereira permalink
    January 4, 2013 12:34 AM

    Lovely, sweets ! And timely. Pati and you being part of that mix.

    Marriage is Delicate. True. Through-out its course. Like a river than runs deep, Or not (at this point, I’m thinkin’ water levels – go figure !! ).

    Marriage also grows with Wrinkles. It enhances, explores, challenges. It does not age.

    I’ll let you, or others, discourse at some point on what all of that entails …

    Happy New Year to the Pati and yourself.


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