Bits and Pieces

I realize I haven’t really talked about the wedding here. I talked about the day before and about the honeymoon, but nada about the wedding. And I bet you’re thinking “I feel totally cheated!” and you should. But the only reason I’m not talking about it yet is because we’re waiting for photos. So, once we get those and decide what we’re showing to the world, I’ll plaster some of them here and elsewhere and tell you what happened. And you will laugh and you will cringe and you will look forward to your next wedding where you are a guest and not the two up at the front in the overly fancy clothes, lemme tell ya.

Anyway – that one lined note turned into a whole paragraph! How did that happen?! What I really wanted to say was: yesterday I went for a walk in the sunshine (So very rare here in SF) and our first dance song came on the ipod, and it totally floored me with how much it choked me up. Like full on fist in throat, tears in eyes, choked up. And I don’t even remember our first dance all that much! But that song, it gets me. So I thought I would share it here. Just a bit of our wedding, Kamel and I on the dance floor, twirling slowly (if you can do such a thing) and for a minute, feeling like we were alone. Or as alone as we could be.

14 thoughts on “Bits and Pieces”

  1. Oh nice song. And yes, that song will be special to you forever. It really is something. Can’t wait to see the pics you will show us and the stories 🙂 Hugs !

  2. Hi! Did you know that jipped comes from gypped (as in gypsy) which is an ethnic group that probably doesn’t appreciated constantly being associated with stealing?

    1. I didn’t know that, but thank you for letting me know. I’ll edit it right away.

      And next time you want to point out a mistake someone makes, try not to be so snippy. Everyone can’t know everything all of the time.

      1. Hi! I didn’t mean to sound snippy! I actually turned the sentence around several times trying to make it sound neutral, but also convey the information. I meant it to sound informative and upbeat. Imagine reading it with a smile and an upbeat voice. Does that help? No? Well, anyway I enjoy your blog.

      2. For what it’s worth … I’m part of that ethnic group, and have never heard of anyone taking offense before this past year. Even then, it’s generally (though not always) someone looking for a fight.

    1. There really isn’t a story except that we knew it was our first dance song from the very beginning of our engagement, so we had a year of dancing to it in the living room, turning it up in the car, and imagining ourselves dancing to it on long car trips. It felt so unbelievably good to hear those opening notes at our reception. We also used the last lines in our programs. 🙂

  3. What a great song choice!

    Um, my husband & I walked back up the aisle to the theme song from Star Trek: The Next Generation (geeky *and* triumphant), and no kidding I *bawled* when I heard that on our 18 month anniversary. (Also my water broke while he was watching the show about 12 months after we got married. That show-which I really don’t watch- haunts me!)

  4. What a great song to pick! Its not overplayed, but was popular enough that youll hear it come on the readio from time to time and be taken back to that moment. So awesome. The song I walked down the aisle to-and first made eye contact with my soon-to-be, comes on the Adele Pandora station from time to time…and i will have tears running down my eyes at work! Lol. Love it!

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