Z is to Zip It Up
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Marriage from A to Z in 55 Words. Z is to Zip it up… the gossiping with others about your spouse in Marriage!
Her head snaps up and she stares at her friend, disbelieving
A hundred questions races through her mind.
Is there truth in what her friend just told her?
How can she ask without sounding too desperate for the answers?
Or should she defend and share the reality?
She’d rather smile and zip it up all.
A Word to the Wise
The most serious drawback to the telling-nothing approach is that it made that much more of a mystery of what had happened, and the nature of gossip abhors a vacuum of the unexplained.
― Robin McKinley
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
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April 30, 2014 12:14 am|
Shilpa ur a winner of the challenge and thanks for sharing lil pearl of wisdom in each of ur posts. You finish in style:)
April 30, 2014 1:00 am|
I agree with the previous commenter, Shilpa, a MOST enjoyable series! And even though the challenge is “over” (well for me it still has almost a day and a half), I’m still going to visit, ’cause that’s how I roll! :O)
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April 30, 2014 4:32 am|
Have tried to read every one of the posts though could not comment on all. Superb
April 30, 2014 5:20 am|
The quote is spot on Shilpa, not everyone deserves to know the real you. From A to Z, you have provided a insightful compilation of what all goes into making marriage the meaningful bond it should be. Take a bow Shilpa for acing the challenge!!
April 30, 2014 6:37 am|
Great finish to the challenge! COngrats fellow winner!
April 30, 2014 7:56 am|
Congrats Shilpa, you have touched every aspect of marriage, and successfully solved it in this challenge. Each post was unique with a special stamp of your intelligence.
April 30, 2014 8:08 am|
it has been a great learning experience reading your posts on marriage and your wonderful insights. Congrats on finishing the challenge in style.
April 30, 2014 8:11 am|
Wow… you zipped up the challenge beautifully, Shilpa ji 🙂 Congratssss !!! And this little pearl of wisdom is sweet, without being loud !! 🙂
April 30, 2014 11:17 am|
Extremely wise and apt advice Shilpa. Great theme especially as one reads of increasing number of divorces among young people.
April 30, 2014 12:09 pm|
So true: only a few really care, the rest only want something juicy to gossip about.
Unfortunately, many people are professional and highly proficient gossippers. Whatsapp, etc. makes their job easier.
April 30, 2014 1:21 pm|
Take a bow, shilpa! Each one of your 55er was a gem and i would suggest you even compile them into a book. An ideal gift for many couples.
I am sure it must have been a tough challenge, to choose the right ingredient of marriage, compose them coherently into 55 words . The wise words and the quotes were like cream and cherry to your 55er!!
April 30, 2014 2:40 pm|
The quote is so true. Enjoyed your theme and posts Shilpa.
April 30, 2014 3:00 pm|
And that’s a stylish end to the challenge 🙂 Yes, stay away from gossip. Nobody cares but everybody wants the juicy dose of the day.
Congrats Shilpa! Been a pleasure hopping onto the challenge with you:)
April 30, 2014 3:10 pm|
Ho yes! If u dot u risk losing a good frnd as well a shurting ur spouse! Enjoyed ur series as always Shilpa
April 30, 2014 3:34 pm|
Gossip can kill a relationship in a big hurry! Congratulations on completing the challenge! ♥
April 30, 2014 3:41 pm|
So true..what happens between a husband and a wife should stay between them..
April 30, 2014 4:02 pm|
I loved the quote. I’m glad she zipped it up!
Congrats on completing the challenge Shilpa! 🙂
April 30, 2014 4:17 pm|
Yes, most times I feel this is the best way to go. Congrats Shilpa. You did it :).
April 30, 2014 6:55 pm|
A great post to end this series with! Well done, Shilpa. And congratulations for successfully completing the challenge 🙂 Great job!
April 30, 2014 7:55 pm|
And she did it in style! Take a bow Shilpa! Loved the entire A-Z series of yours!
April 30, 2014 8:22 pm|
Read 2 posts now. It is true that if there is no Yearning to do something new the life becomes dull leading to almost robotic or mechanical living. One surely needs to know when and to whom should one open up with, otherwise best is to Zip up as you say.
April 30, 2014 8:37 pm|
The more we talk about our relationships, the more fodder we give for gossips. So it’s better to zip it up.
April 30, 2014 9:00 pm|
Right…it’s the latest trend of today, and even practical too…loved all the writings throughout the month……..Congratulations on completion
April 30, 2014 9:19 pm|
the quote is absolutely right! We need to be careful about what we share with whom!
Congratulations on completing the challenge! 🙂
April 30, 2014 10:05 pm|
I agree to you! Opening up to everybody gives them a reason to gossip with evidences! Not opening up will enable them to gossip without facts! Sharing our lives and worries with a few selective ones is the key! 🙂
Congratulations and Thanks a ton for your wonderful support 🙂 🙂
April 30, 2014 11:17 pm|
Hey Congratulations and THANK YOU for sharing this series !
We have survived the challenge !
May 1, 2014 12:02 am|
The power packed little messages in all your posts were real gems…Congratulations on finishing the challenge on a high note…Thanks for your continued support towards my posts..
May 1, 2014 2:46 pm|
Great ending. You really “zipped up” the challenge 🙂
May 1, 2014 6:57 pm|
I totally agree with the quote. 🙂 brilliant post to end the challenge 🙂
May 2, 2014 10:29 am|
Shilpa,all others are saying this now,while I have maintained for yeras that you are the best,yes,the best.
keep it up….
May 2, 2014 10:51 am|
Sometimes silence is indeed golden. Well written.
May 2, 2014 11:07 am|
true as usual… such wisdom you shared in the challenge.. Great job done..:)
May 2, 2014 11:46 am|
Zipping it up definitely helps have a successful (at least superficially) marriage. Moreover in most cases, the gossiping leads to disastrous advice and troubles a not-so-troublesome relationship. I don’t know if I ever told you, but you have a very good way with this 55 fiction and Drabble only 100. You touch almost every aspect of life with the minimum number of words.
May 2, 2014 12:08 pm|
That was an amazing last post.Your message is a worthy one.
Congratulations &Celebrations on completing it successfully 🙂
May 2, 2014 6:30 pm|
And wise words, Shilpa!!! We say it best, when we say nothing at all!
May 3, 2014 12:43 am|
I loved the series of posts you wrote for this challenge. I could not comment on the posts as mostly I read them on my phone. But loved all the 55ers you wrote on marriage.
May 3, 2014 9:14 am|
Some of your daily pots have been really good.
May 3, 2014 5:51 pm|
All your posts have been so wonderful and expressive with great messages hidden within . Loved reading your work 🙂
Congrats on successfully completing the challenge . Glad to have connected through A-Z 🙂
May 5, 2014 5:57 pm|
Brilliant post ! i missed out on a few of the older one’s , I loved your theme and your great expressions for a healthy relationship. Thank you for sharing ! congrats for completing the challenge, you are an inspiration.