1 year ago
Souls of My City: Embracing happiness for the future
“I never thought, I would get married to my school days crush. He was one year senior to me,” remembers Devi Basnet, a 27-year-old security guard in Patan. Blushing, she mentioned how her brother-in-law used to tease her, calling her ‘bhauju’ (sister-in-law) even before the marriage. However, the strong bond between Basnet and her crush got them to make a bold decision. “I eloped with him at the age of 22,” she admitted and also explained her parent’s disapproval. Nonetheless, after a year of living together with her husband, Basnet collected all the courage in the world to visit her parents. To her surprise, the couple was welcomed with open arms. The couple has a 5-year-old son together. She mentioned that approching your parents when you go against their will was difficult. However, in return, you end up learning the ups and downs of life. “What’s important is that you embrace the happy moments of your life. This life is fun and beautiful,” Devi added.