Love Saint Pushkin, worry about the wedding

  In 1831, on February 18th in the lunar calendar, the wedding ceremony of “The Sun of Russian Poetry” Pushkin and Miss Goncharova (who changed her surname Pushkina after marriage) was grandly held in the Church of the Ascension in Moscow.
  But in fact, Pushkin felt uneasy and felt that marrying Goncharova would not have a good result. The reason is that Pushkin is very superstitious. For example, he used to be a romantic boy who made flowers and grass everywhere. After falling in love with Goncharova, he said to her: “You are my 113th love.”
  As soon as Pushkin spoke, he said. I am very regretful, because there is his most taboo number “13” in this sentence.
  Speaking of age, Pushkin is 13 years older than Goncharova, which also violated Pushkin’s taboo. Goncharova’s mother heard that Pushkin was a playboy and opposed him and her daughter dating. Although the daughter turned a deaf ear to her mother’s advice and eventually married Pushkin, Pushkin has always been stubborn about her mother-in-law, because Pushkin is superstitious about the blessings of his parents before marriage, and believes that the couple will not be happy after marriage without the blessing of their parents. Besides, the wedding of Pushkin and Goncharova, due to various obstacles, dragged on again and again, Pushkin was unhappy. Even though it was agreed that the wedding would be held on February 18th, the location was temporarily changed. It turned out that the location of the wedding was scheduled to be held in the family chapel of the Duke of Gritsyn, but the “Metropolitan” Ferrarite who presided over the wedding ceremony disagreed. Finally, Pushkin arranged for the wedding to be held at the entrance of the Ascension Church. But just a few days before the wedding, Pushkin’s close friend Telvik died, and he almost reconsidered the wedding date, but the “Metropolitan” told him that the Lent period was approaching and would last for several months. According to Orthodox canon, weddings are not allowed during Lent.
  After Pushkin listened, he agreed that the marriage date would remain unchanged.
  Goncharova’s mother didn’t want to marry him, except that Pushkin’s carelessness, she still looked down upon him as a poor writer. Although she reluctantly agreed to marry the daughter in the end, she suggested that the bridegroom must pay the bride price. Pushkin was forced to ask for help from his old father. The old man was compassionate and gifted the ancestral home of Pushkin’s ancestor in the village of Bolkino to his son. Pushkin mortgaged his ancestral home with 38,000 rubles and paid 11,000 rubles as the gift money.
  On the day of the wedding, the mother-in-law made trouble again, saying that she did not have a wallet and car to go to the church, and pushed Pushkin to postpone the wedding. Pushkin was furious, but later he still asked his mother-in-law to pay 1,000 rubles for the charter fare.
  The wedding was finally held at the scheduled time. The street where the church was located was completely fenced off. People were vying to see the beauty of Moscow’s first beauty, and even the police came out to maintain order. Pushkin looked nervous and made frequent mistakes. First he inadvertently waved off the priest’s “Gospel” and the cross and other holy objects, so he closed his eyes in fright; then he missed when he put the ring on Goncharova. Drop the ring on the cold stone brick floor.
  The best man is not strong either. He should have held up the crown of laurels (hanging above the bridegroom’s head) for the groom from beginning to end according to the wedding rules. But the best man held it for a while, tired with his hands, and handed over the laurel crown to a stranger present, committing a wedding taboo. Then there was the climax of the wedding when the candle in Pushkin’s hand suddenly went out for no reason.
  He looked astonished at the time, and he couldn’t help but say in French: ”
  Nothing is lucky!” Pushkin was so indulged in superstition, which was related to the folklore and natural visions told to him by nanny Alena since he was a child. When Pushkin grew up, Also very interested in various prophecies and mysterious events. He and his beautiful wife Goncharova lived for 6 years after marriage. In 1837, on January 27 of the lunar calendar, he was shot in the abdomen and interrupted his intestines in a duel with the Frenchman Dantes in Black Creek, outside of St. Petersburg, and died two days later. Historians still believe that the cause of Pushkin’s duel is related to Goncharova.
  Although Pushkin was not optimistic about his marriage from the beginning, he said in a letter to a friend: “I am married and I am very happy.”