I am meeting a friend of mine from Ghana tonight so I am eager to catch up with him. He is getting married this summer so I am savoring our final moments together. I keep warning the bastard that he is jumping straight into the fire but the fool is blinded. He has been in love with this girl since we were in our early teens and in a way I am glad that they are ending up together. Through the years they have stayed in touch and after much persistence he even started dating her in college. He would drive from the town he was living in for 4 hours just to spend a weekend with her. So now he is buying the cow.
There are so many weddings I have to attend this year. My friends are like lemmings. They are all following each other off the cliff. I am heading back to Bali next week, then to India in June, and Mombassa in September. And it is not as if I enjoy going to weddings but these are all really close friends of mine so I don’t really have a choice. Being a typical Indian boy I have been getting some pressure from my family to find a woman and tie the knot. My mom has even offered to find me a woman. That is so not my scene though. Personally I do not put much faith in marriage. I mean if 2 people want to spend their lives together then go for it. Why do you have to have this elaborate ceremony being blessed by gods and protected from demons? No ceremony will really solidify or guarantee a joyful union.
I think marriage can eliminate insecurity. That way the partner who is not secure can feel somewhat insured that their spouse will not up and leave them the next morning. Marriage also requires commitment. Personally the only thing I am ready to commit to is a new tattoo. I am not really into putting logo’s or persona on my body but I really like this symbol. I am considering placing it on my upper back. What do you think?