Please read the part one here Samaira’s tryst with superstition
Here I thought I have been brought up in a secular family which is not influenced by rituals. Being a Hindu Sikh, I was never told to visit any shrine, I was free to follow and observe what I wanted, no questions asked… But now it is a different story. It seems Ma has receded to the dark ages. I don’t know whether it is a cause to rejoice or be sad that now she has even reconciled to the idea of I finding myself a match till the time he is ‘a good boy from a good family’! Too late in the day, I say to myself. Back to superstitions – I have done everything from offering flowers, pulses, different days, different gods (even gods have preferences, I never knew that till this started).
Of course I do all this religiously! Anything to see a smile on Ma’s face. But beat this one; some pandit suggested I donate a piece of blue cloth to someone who needs it. My sister came out with a brilliant idea, “buy me a pair of blue jeans, I desperately need one!” “Don’t make fun of traditions”, is what I was told. But I say, there is a thin line between traditions and superstitions and we are blindfolded.
I have a wish list for Santa Claus that includes all that I want in the person I eventually wish to marry. Should I believe that Santa will present my prince charming to me this Christmas? Or is that being superstitious, blind in faith or just religious?
Chances of my finding someone are as dull or bright as they were yesterday!!!
So this Sam’s story…Help her figure this out, someone!