Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Peach Dresses on a Beach in Hawaii

When you put eight 18-year-old girls from different places (geographically, emotionally, religiously) in the same apartment in a foreign country 6,000 miles away from home, where they are going to live and grow and change and think and debate, strange things happen.

At 4 a.m. even stranger things happen.

At 4 a.m. one night in seminary we sat in our dira planning a friend's wedding. The friend was not even engaged then, not even dating then, but just for fun we planned her wedding. (I'm guessing guys in yeshiva don't do this.)

Her wedding color was going to be peach, and since it's too hard to find shoes that match peach dresses, the wedding was going to be on a beach. In Hawaii. We planned the menu too and probably a whole bunch of other details that escape my memory right now.

But she was going to have a peach wedding on a beach in Hawaii just as soon as she found her Prince Charming.

Well, she found her Prince Charming, and last night they got engaged. She's probably not going to have peach dresses at her wedding, and I'm pretty sure the big day is not going to be in Hawaii, but she's happy, and it will be beautiful, and that's all that matters.

Mazel tov!


At 8/31/05, 4:49 PM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

After reading this, the first thing I thought was "It's a miracle anyone gets married".

Girls planning their wedding years before they actually start dating...

That's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time.

At 8/31/05, 5:21 PM, Blogger Stx said...

CWY - Heeeeeeeeey!!!! :( _I_ was one of those 18 year old girls...and at least girls think about something IMPORTANT at that age...

Okay, I'm not really upset. Just so happy! Mazal tov, Peach Dress girl!

At 8/31/05, 5:40 PM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Deciding what color to wear to an imaginary wedding is IMPORTANT?

I think we've finally been able to express fully the difference between males and females.

At 9/1/05, 7:24 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

CWY, I think STX meant that marriage is important, and that girls are thinking about marriage at that age, which is not such a bad thing (assuming they're not all going out and getting hitched when they're 18).

And yes, it is really strange to plan your wedding years before you get married, but ask most girls and they've done it - probably since they were five.

Would that that was the most significant difference between guys and gals...


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