Monday, May 21, 2007
An anti-wedding? Or not?
I went to one of the best weddings I've been to in a long, long time yesterday. It was a very fun potluck picnic on Angel Island. Actually, I go to very few weddings, so it's not really fair to say that, since I haven't actually been to a wedding since last summer's very fun wedding.
But at any rate, Adrienne and Fahr are moving to Egypt. Adrienne's got an amazing professorship lined up in Cairo, so they've gotten rid of their worldly possessions and are taking massive Arabic lessons.
I guess marriage and all of its benefits kind of needed to be part of the deal for a bunch of logistical reasons. But really...isn't it obvious that Fahr shares the same brilliantly skeptical worldview as Adrienne, and is therefore excellent mate material for her? At any rate, it was billed as an anti-wedding, and there was even a pinata labeled The Institution of Marriage.
But I'm kind of suspicious, I must say. Let me go down the list of common wedding elements:
Special dress: check.
Interesting place, preferably a little hard to get to: check.
Special invitations, followed by logistical emails: check
Friends and family: check.
Legal documents: check
I also wondered...why haven't I visited Angel Island, after living here in San Francisco for at least fifteen years? Since it's truly paradise on earth (and warmer than San Francisco), I must be deranged. Thanks Adrienne and Fahr for helping me see that.
Thanks to Kim, for the photo I stole from her blog.