The first thing that came to my mind when I read the word knot was the quote I had earlier posted, which tells the meaning of the word marry or even the expression ‘tying the knot‘.
You may have heard the word ‘marry’ as a nautical term. It refers to the sailors’ practice of matching two ropes together to give them greater strength as one.
In my language, when they find a person too roguish in nature, they say that (and I translate it to the best of my ability) it is time for that person to have a nose ring attached. Its another way of saying that they should be married off. It does not mean that they should be tied to a pole 🙂 Nose rings in animals are used to control them and I have no idea how marriage is viewed as a way to control one’s character. If a person doesn’t want to be changed, all efforts including a marriage comes to naught and the only side effect of that kind of marriage would be that you end up putting another person’s life in trouble too.
When I saw the prompt, I was like ‘ah!!! I just wrote such a big letter to a very close friend, who left us to settle down in another country’. But since that is quite a lengthy one, I didn’t want to re-post it again. Two years ago, I sent off another close friend of mine. I wonder who is next. At this rate, I won’t have anyone to send me off 😥 , if it comes to that. But since I am a glass half full person, I like to think that I will have enough friends to receive me, even if I don’t have anyone sending me off and that will be too cool and awesome. Fingers crossed. I don’t make friends that easily, but when I do, well, they are stuck with me 🙂 That is the case with blogging world too. I have made only a very few friends here , to be honest, but I do care about them deeply. Jane Austen conveys it much better in Northanger Abbey : “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”. And that is all I have got to say 🙂