Weddings are deceptive. We get to see a bride all lovey-dovey with her fiancee, maybe hear their amazing love story, how they waited years to be together, and in spite of all the opposition from family, they were finally able to get married. Maybe they will be surrounded by their gorgeous friends and family, all caught up in the festivities, holding up the fort around her, beautifully decked out, and dancing the night away.
But weddings, like marriages, are imperfect and in the background, there may be discord, petty arguments, old rivalries, tears shed, and even broken hearts. These things are behind closed doors because the people who see them are the only ones who may be able forgive them. They are the ones who, in spite of all the heartache, will stand up on the wedding day to welcome guests, escort the bride, sing the ghazals, and dance the dances.
There is no use looking over you shoulder over what someone else supposedly has. The cards are dealt unevenly and they have had their fair share of thorns on their path. On their wedding day what you are witnessing is not someone saying, "Our life is, and will be, perfect." Rather, what they are trying to say is, "Life is fundamentally flawed, but we have love and we are together, so for a little while, that's enough. Let's celebrate."
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