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  2. The Arranged Marriage That Ended Happily Ever After, 30 Years Later - Vogue

    “The problem with the Americans is that they get so wrapped up in this who-I-chose business,” my father, a surgeon and regular confidant of the OR nurses, told me when I was thirteen. “They will say, ‘He has changed’ or ‘She isn’t who I married.’ Indians never say that. We have no idea who we married!”  


    His logic was simple: When you don’t have passionate feelings to glaze over your partner’s flaws in early marriage, you are less likely to be undone by inevitable disappointments later on. True, I’d never seen my parents look dreamily at each other, but I’d also never heard them threaten divorce. 

    It was a karmic trade-off that I planned to make myself someday. Never mind my habit of falling for brooding musicians. Whenever I imagined the future, I saw myself in a version of my parents’ marriage—tied to someone I loved an acceptable-but-not-overwhelming amount, heat and heartbreak nowhere in sight. 

  3. You’re in the prime of your career with all of this experience, when you get mommy-tracked. They get ‘concerned’ that you can’t do your job. That’s a huge reason why we’re not seeing women in leadership roles across Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and in politics.
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  7. Afraid to let your secrets out
    Everything that you hide
    Can come crashing through the door now
    But too scared to face all your fear
    So you hide but you find
    That the shame won’t disappear

    Sparks will fly as grace collides
    With the dark inside of us
    So please don’t fight
    This coming light
    Let this blood come cover us

    This is where the healing begins
    When you come to where you’re broken within
    The light meets the dark

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  10. Is it fair to say I was lured away?
    By endless distractions and lovelier attractions then
    Or fairer still, my own free will
    Is the better one to blame
    For this familiar mess I’ve made again

    So I would understand, if you were out of patience
    And I would understand, if I was out of chances

    Your mercies are new every morning
    So let me wake with the dawn
    When the music is through or so it seems to be
    Let me sing a new song, old things gone
    Every day it’s true, You make all Your mercies new

    The distance left between East and West
    Is how far You would go to forget the debt I owe
    And thrown into the sea, the wicked ways in me
    Will never have a chance to wash back on the sand

    So I would understand, if you would make me pay
    I would understand, lying in the bed I made again

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