The son got married. The lingering
display of the henna-dyed decorative patterns on
the hands of his wife continued
to proclaim her as the new bride in the family. The couple were relishing the
moments of the conjugal ecstasy (excessive matrimonial joy). otherwise known as
the period of "honeymoon". They were the moments to be cherished in
the memory and reminisced on the occasion of each anniversary with gratitude to
However. the honeymoon at home was not perfect in its
setting nor the period there- after. The couple would want to steal a few short
moments of being together holding hands as and when at leisure and alone in the
privacy of their room during the day time which is normal for a newly-wed couple.
The mother continued with the old habit. since
the childhood of the son. of appearing suddenly in his room. To her nothing changed
nor did she want anything changed. The son and the room both remained the same
-within her domain -and her right to it remained the same. Locking the door meant
banning her right. She would be the prosecutor. the jury and the judge in a verdict
against the bride as the scapegoat.
There was yet another
ramification. For the parents to barge in was to cause the son to reveal to his
wife his annoyance to this habit of the parents. and consequently he was offering
a license to the wife to begin to develop a dislike for them.
will be no surprise if the son as a child had and still has the habit of curling
himself in the bed while in the state of sleep. This of course may not be as much
in that fetal (unborn baby in the womb) posture as he was used to when he was