Cause célèbre

365photos 2011, memories, photography, Self

This is to wish happy anniversary to my mom n dad. Not sure how big it is elsewhere but from whenever I remember we have always celebrated this day as a holiday. These guys are total goofballs with a terrific sense of humour towards life and a tenacity to face the many hurdles that came their way. They got married in 1978 after 9 years of dating with a lot of opposition. Even today I have friends who do not have the liberty to choose their own partners. Imagine fighting for that some 40 odd years ago.. Here’s wishing them many more happy ones to come!

PS: If you are wondering about the Chanel bit, Dad got a little 5ml No.5 bottle from Paris a couple of months before their wedding. The cardboard cover is all yellowed and in tatters. The perfume is long gone but I kid you not, that bottle still has fragrance as if new, after 33 years. I will prove it to you if you meet me. Anywho, that signifies their relationship to me. Timeless and uniquely fragrant.

Hope to find that someday for myself.

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17 thoughts on “Cause célèbre

  1. Great composition 1 Your portraits of your mom & dad really catch a sense of character. The Chanel bit is a really nice touch.

  2. Happy Anniversary to your parents. What a special tribute to them. I love how you have added the Chanel to the photo – which has so much meaning to you. Really lovely.

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