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A few weeks before we got married we were sitting in our Rabbi's office, talking about marriage, and I said something like, "I know, I know, marriage doesn't change anything. Not really." And she looked at me and said, "Well. It does. But that's another story." And as I listened to our friends say the bit about 'for better and for worse, forsaking all others, as long as we both shall live,' one grinning and one teary, I wondered how I'd ever thought that this moment wasn't a game changer.
But if I learned one thing this weekend, it was that I think every wedding (and possibly every funeral) should end with a New Orleans jazz band playing As The Saints Go Marching In. Because standing on that sidewalk outside an old southern mansion, the whole crowd waving white napkins over our heads like flags, stomping our feet, singing that familiar spiritual at the top of our lungs, our voices rubbed raw from joy, throwing handfuls of lavender at the newlyweds as they rushed to the car? That was it. That's why we go to weddings, I think, and that's why we love weddings. Weddings help us to brush up against hope, and to remember how to believe.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMMtdVQLTpE] That, and they are a damn fine time. Congratulations you two. And many many happy years.
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It's our first of many mini-honeymoons, and boy do I need it right now. There may be bits here while I'm gone, but there probably won't be much. I'll see you on the other side, hopefully rejuvenated. New Orleans seems like a good place for soul restoring.
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I will be taking Monday off to observe Yom Kippur. After such a momentous year, it is wonderful to get to slow down and reflect on the many blessings we received, and what I’m ready to leave behind as I dive into the new.
To all of my Jewish and Interfaith ladies (and a few gents) I wish you thoughtful reflection, moments of peace, and an easy fast. I’ll see you on the other side.
Have I mentioned we’re now on our ‘married budget’? We are. Thusly:
David: Maybe we can get a new vacuum cleaner.
Me: (without looking up from my reading) Do you want to get a vacuum cleaner or do you want to go to India?
David: Maybe we can get a *used* vacuum cleaner.
Exactly a month ago, at about this time of day,* I was drinking mojitos on a balcony, reading a Bust Magazine interview with Diablo Cody** while my brand-brand-new husband read the New York Times, and we watched the sun set. Luckily for me, some of my favorite moments of our wedding day are moments we can re-live whenever we want.
So in that spirit, we're celebrating tonight by eating some recently defrosted left over wedding cake, drinking some champagne, eating Round Table (what we did on the day after, thankyouverymuch) and watching a British political drama. Oh, and David wore his wedding tie to an interview, so I might lie around the house in my wedding shoes and hair flower.
It's been a long delicious month. Here is to many more.
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