Let the water be STILL

Kabir, Sid, Som and Rituraj met during induction program – on the joining of their respective jobs in the topmost MNC. In that group – apart from the four of them, who were just college passed out – everyone else was experienced joiner. They were all allocated different teams. Still, the need to solve initial problems in a new city and new job resulted into their lasting friendship.
Years passed - they grew up the ladders - had on-site and customer facing experiences – matured professionally. Time came for them to be called as eligible bachelors. Rituraj was the first one to be engaged among them. He was excited to share the news with his friends.
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He went shopping for engagement ring – selected a solitaire. Further, called his friends for dinner – and surprised them with the news. All liked his choice of ring – and discussed plans for engagement, wedding etc.
It was a grand party on his engagement with Rithima. She was more beautiful than the the diamond ring, decoration, and lights etc. Like her own beauty – her selection of ring for Rituraj was also eye-catching. Rituraj promised her that he would never remove the ring from his finger.
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While Rituraj, and Rithima were enjoying the 'love' part of their arranged marriage – the friends decided an outing on a weekend before his marriage – to booze and chill. Fun cannot be completed without swimming and water-sports – if one is in a resort and also high. The weather was also nice.
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Suddenly, Rituraj noticed his ring finger that the ring was not there. “Oh God”, he screamed out loud, “I had promised Rithima to always keep it on”.
It was expensive too. They all started searching for it in the pool. It was not noticeable. Life-guards came to help, but no use. It was more than an hour since they were searching for it. Finally, they came out of the pool – regretting the decision of coming to that place.
The moment everyone came out of the pool, water started to settle and Kabir noticed the ring shining in the bottom of the pool. Rituraj almost came back to his life on the realisation of being able to continue keeping his promise to Rithima. The incident remained between friends.
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Things progressed – marriage – honey-moon – start of a family life.
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Friends were invited for dinner again after Rituraj and Rithima setup their dream-home. It was a nice and happy moment. Mentioning 'the' outing, Sid narrated the concept of 'let the water be still' to Rithima that night.
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She nodded her head with mixed feelings, and said, “It is important to understand 'when to wait', 'when to act' and 'when to let go'”.
Rituraj added, “Probably, it was God's signal for us to understand and apply this concept in our lives as well”. All smiled and parted wishing good-night to one-another.
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Rituraj also felt light that he has everything transparent with Rithima going forward, and slept hugging her tight.
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