December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
Were I to submit to Texts From Last Night, instead of laughably sloppy, grammatically incorrect messages, mine would sound something like “This wedding is still going on oh my god.” In fact, I would even need to change categories, since yesterday’s wedding party lasted until 6 in the morning.
All through the day on Saturday, workers had been setting up round tables, shimmering sofas, and PA systems in the main room of our home. I lay half asleep, Aoufiya and Anesa mischievously slipped into my room, wrapped me in a kaftan gown and insisted we cash in on the photo opps before the wedding party arrived. Most of the hair, poses and (especially) the make-up were their idea.
And then the guests started to arrive:
And then the wedding party began outside with an elaborate ceremony for all to see.
Eventually, the bride and groom made it inside, to the delight of the guests:
All the guests delightedly extolled the quality of the food, décor, music. Sometime around 2am, I sought refuge in Meryem’s room. There, she, Anesa, and I were well-concealed but could still peer down at the festivities below. The three of us twirled and swayed to the music floating through our window. Revived, I took a deep breath and descended back into the heart of the celebration.
This guy had me dying with laughter.
Around 3 or 4, I started hiding out in my room, a difficult task because my bedroom is on the ground floor, literally adjacent to the party. I would emerge periodically, struggling to avoid having to sit with to many unknown faces.