Hey, people! Hope y’all are doing fine!
I’m just back from my brother-in-law’s wedding, and our house is abuzz with activity. There’s a freshness in the air, something that gives me the energy to go on in spite of being tired to the bones, doing the gazillion things that need to be done before and after a marriage. Maybe that’s what they mean by ‘Love is in the air’! 🙂
For the umpteenth time, I feel I love weddings. I love the way the bride and bridegroom look on their special day, the mehendi, the haldi and kumkum, the festive lamps and rangolis, the sarees and jewellery, the flowers, the customs, the sweets, the food and ever-flowing coffee, the hustle and bustle of it all.
I’m now a Jethani, and have a co-sister to welcome into the family. It feels…. nice. It felt wonderful to do the rites alongside the better half, as Anna and Manni to the new bride and groom. It’s a feeling very difficult to put down in words.
The festivity in the air is, maybe, what made me fall in love with this cover as soon as I saw it on the Macmillan site:
Isn’t it awesome? I loved everything about the cover; it’s so lovely.
The book is Heather Tomlinson’s Toads And Diamonds. From the description, it sounds like quite a unique book, too!
Do let me know what cover/s you are attracted to of late, while I admire my mehendi one more time! 😉