Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio
(A Literary Analysis)
“True love doesn’t have a happy ending because true love never ends.(1)” Wedding Dance, a different kind of love story written by Amador Daguio that takes place in a tribe wherein a wife, Lumnay, is not able to give birth that causes for her husband, Awiyao, to leave her and takes another wife. How scornful it is for them but this separation has to be done in accordance to the unwritten law. If ever Madulimay do not give birth will there be a chance that Awiyao and Lumnay will be together again? Will there love for each other will never end?
“If I fail I’ll come back to you... Then both of us will die together. Both of us will vanish from the life of our tribe.” A line taken from the story and a proof that there’ll be a chance that the two can be together again. An assurance that Awiyao will just marry Madulimay for the sake of the tribe. A promise he gives to Lumnay that even though he’ll marry Madulimay his love for his first wife is still unfailing - never ending, intends to never die, and will never be burn like lumbers thrown into angry flames of fire. A compliment that if he fails for the second time to have a child, he still wants to spend his life with the first woman he married.
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away (2).” The love story between the two will never end for it will grow and will retain in their hearts. The author has been indirect to this essence but this is what he really mean - a love that will never lost even it is sacrifice and given or taken away.
(2) Quoted by Elbert Hubbard