April 28th, Wednesday, 2010
“Eat up what’s on your plate!” My mom would have to tell me at every meal because I was such a picky eater. “Don’t leave even one grain of rice,” she would admonish. “If you leave your plate all messy like that,” she would warn, “your future husband’s face would be pockmarked & ugly!” A fearful image would rise up in my wildly imaginative mind and scare me into sweeping all that rice out of my bowl into my mouth!
If only it were such an easy guarantee for a “good husband”. What’s “good” for one may be ‘bad” for another. Besides, beauty is only skin deep. But what indeed should our criteria be for a soulmate? Just how does one know who to share one’s life with? I don’t think my parents were equipped to help me make my decision. In fact, I don’t believe anyone could really be helpful. I have come to the conclusion that we keep changing as individuals so one would be exceptionally lucky if the person one has chosen to share one’s life with would change too. There is no trick to finding one’s soulmate…I think it must take an awful lot of good luck!