I’m observing that the enthusiasm to get married amongst the earring middle class womenfolk is drastically dwindling. Main reason is their economic independence. Another one to avoid troubles in raising children.
Sex was a necessity, had a purpose. No more now.
Sex was a pleasure when the avenues of pleasure were little. No more now.
Sex had aura of divinity. No more now.
Family life had a respect and a status. No more now.
‘Are you married?’ ‘How many children ?’, ‘should you not settle in life?’
We used to ask such questions in India. No more now.
Go ahead. But, when you grow old, consider getting married – not for pleasure, not for status, not to please God or to get some one to pull you up from hell, in the after-life journey- Just for a human companionship.
Canine can be a good company. But when you want a hot chai or Chukku vellam, medicated warm water, lying on the bed, a human companion will be better than the company of an animal, dog or cat.
When you long for someone to hear your story or history, a human presence is ideal, not that of a cat or a dog.
I have plenty of humans around, all the time, caring, compassionate. Hence I don’t need an animal to be with me.