Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A sense of wonder

Motivations can be a funny thing. What makes anyone talk the way they do, behave the way they do, think they way they do?

While my sense of outrage over the Ruchika Girhotra case is as real and and strong as anyone else, I haven't so far put down my thoughts on it anywhere. But apart from the outrage, I have a very strong sense of awe and curiosity about two key people in the whole messy saga:

The woman who has not only stayed with her ass of a husband all these years, but continues to defend him in court even now.

But most of all, the girl who has continued to fight a lonely and difficult fight in the memory of her friend, for nineteen years.

You have to wonder what makes such women take the steps they choose to take.