It's a scene I will never forget. My mom was cancer stricken, her body almost shriveled up, but she had a string of her favorite jasmine flowers decorating her tiny head that was badly ravaged by chemotherapy. Those flowers were special simply since it was her 34th wedding anniversary.
Though my mom was in and out of consciousness, the fact was, while mama was well, be it any occasion, my mom was among the most well turned out people I had seen. And hence, what proved to be the last time ever, we gently placed flowers on a frail head that was once the proud owner of waist length long hair.
48 hours later, mummy was gone but what she left behind was wisdom, that I have now compiled into a book. This one.
My mom and I had always thought we would write a book together. After having spent more than 6 decades on the planet, Mummy felt she had collected enough wisdom to fill a book. We had discussed writing something on marriage and choosing the right mate, since at that point, I was a young woman on the threshold of matrimony. But then Cancer happened and after a brave 18 month long struggle, mummy was gone. I never thought I would release this book posthumously, yet here it is......Wisdom gleaned from a 34 year long marriage.
From The Book Blurb : There are some picture-perfect couples, who have a fairy tale wedding, followed by a choppy marriage and then finally break up. Whereas, there are some couples with a weird age gap, contrasting personalities and serious differences, yet they somehow pull along in a fairly happy marriage. Ever wondered why that happens? The topic of marital happiness has been of deep interest to me, for almost couple of decades now. I have read countless books on the subject, have grilled random strangers and considering my dad ran a senior citizens home for more than 15 years, I was fortunate to get the opinions of some very wise octogenarians as to what constitutes a happy marriage. Contrary to popular opinion, there is almost a certain formula that can determine whether or not one will have a happy marriage and the more closely one adheres to this formula, the happier one’s marriage becomes. In contrast, if one goes against the framework of these rules, one can be married to a super star or a beauty queen, only to have that marriage reduce to dust. So what is this formula?!! Listen Closely…
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