Originally posted by Bennet.Lizzy
Thankyou. For chapter 11. Have been waiting for it badly. Though I'm not so happy for it indicates the approaching end of some really delectable servings from Nyna's Kitchen.
They will be really missed.
I'm sure in the coming days whenever I chance upon a hot cup of cappuccino/fresh bake of cookies/ those iced cupcakes I'll always remember this place. With rows of tables, bathing in ambient sunlight, a touch of rain, mixed with aromas of coffee, cocoa, butter, vanilla and strawberries. These will be forever cherished.
And so will be your Swasan and raglak. May be ill even look at the those serving ladies too and find for any semblance to a particular Mrs Das.
Believe me, I have this image of the place so strongly printed into my memory.
And when I read the above (actually re read it, a number of times) I had a big goofy smile plastered over my face and this is how I have spent the last couple of days: After all, there can be no greater compliment that being told that my tale is imprinted in your mind, in a nice way too.
And now coming to the tale.
Ragini needs to be applauded here undoubtedly. Firstly, for the way she stood up against the idea of a shared wedding and secondly for putting it out so aptly and with measured words as to why she is not okay with it. She is such a sweet heart and I can't stop loving her more everytime she does one of those bold moves of hers.
Ragini - I am absolutely fascinated with her (notwithstanding that it is SwaSan that I ship) and detested the way the serial butchered her. She became unbearable to watch from that malkin track. True to her character, she has grown from being girl who silently bemoaned her life at Dadi's house to a mature woman who knows what she wants and what needs to be done - a very balanced individual who is indeed quite lovable. And her reasons for not wanting a joint wedding, nobody could refute them
She really loves swara a lot. And Sanskaar is much more than a friend or jethji. It's a brotherly bond. This Sanskaar and Ragini bond doesn't ever stop to sweetly surprise me everytime you bring them into picture. The way he saw right into her apprehension and picked up the right words to lay off her insecurities while not flinching away from giving her the facts and also reassuring her that till then , till Annapoorna accepts her for what she is, she has them who love her so much. Such a sweet brother Sanskaar is. Lovely piece of conversation that was.
Ragini here loves her sister above everything else, maybe excepting Sanksaar. For her, he is a best friend, a brother and a father figure all rolled into one - and one that is completely reciprocated by him. Which is why he knew why she was scared and also what to tell her to put her mind at ease. That is the best bond two people can share - honesty to state the facts and empathy to instill courage to face the truth. Most would have simply brushed off her concerns in a bid to allay her fears, but admitting that she is right and yet giving her the courage to understand that her fears, though not baseless, would be overcome with time and the love of the other family members - that is something only Sanskaar could do.
Lakshya did come a long way again. Knowing exactly what to do. Proving himself as sanskar's bro. I loved how Ragini said that to her self. And the monologue remembering sanskar's words. The woman is so strong. Cvs should take a leaf I say. Really commendable .
Lakshya has come a long way - made a little easy as he had a role model in Sanskaar to emulate and a very strong reason - he had win over Ragini. And Ragini, how could she not do what her best friend says, once she realised that Lakshya had redeemed himself, all she had to do was to let him know that he was forgiven. Guess she took the saying, "read my lips" as a literal way of letting him know what she wanted.
I loved the Swasan conversation. They way he divulged the little secret he carried around all these days, just a day before wedding. the hole conversation reminded me of the dialogue Sanskaar says to shomi on the night of karwachauth. "These little things bring happiness to us. we do them out of love , So in that case why would I not believe in them". He didn't believe in soulmate but deep with in he knew that she is the one. And if agreeing to her theory brings her happiness he would then happily do it. But still he would have been happier to have met them the same day too.. But swara immediately jumps in taking away that little disappointment, stating that may be they are destined to meet this way after learning from their mistakes. I observe that try are so complementing here. In there reassurances while the words themselves reflect how deeply they love each other.
The SwaSan conversation - it did bring so many possibilities - right? What would have happened if they had met that day? Maybe if Dadi had dragged Ragini out first, would she have fallen for Lakshya ? What would that mean? So many questions ???
And Sanskaar's disbelief in the soulmate concept is a reflection of him - practical and down to earth. But then he will never deny that both he and Swara are where they are meant to be - together. So it would be more of a disagreement on a conceptual basis. And as you rightly noted, the moment Sanskaar states wistfully that if only they had met earlier, an echo of her soulmate concept, Swara turns out to be practical and comments that even if they did, they might have had an even more arduous journey to reach where they are today. So maybe they should simply be glad that they are finally together.
Is there a chapter on wedding. Can't we have a wedding and then an epilogue?? I'll miss these Nyna .. So badly.. But again I tell myself may be there a chocolate fudge cake coming. Or even a death by chocolate. Or may be both. What say??
No chapter on weddings (too many details and dresses to be described, which is way beyond me) will wrap up with the epilogue - what would that be - wait for the weekend
Wanting more. Will always be
Ps. Typed from my mobile, ignore typos.