Before jumping into conclusions, no, there is no real wedding here :) But before I speak about this, let me get back in time a bit. Almost a month ago I watched “Possession” a movie that lingered in my mind for days later and no movie could erase its aftertaste. I have always known that I am not a city person. But now I know for sure I hate being modern as well! I do not like the fact that I write using pen and paper no more but directly on my laptop, sms-ing instead of calling some friends, spending too much time on the internet or in front of T.V. and so on. I want to be ancient and old-fashioned! When I fall in love, I want my man to send me letters sealed with red wax and his initials, no e-mails. In my birthday, I want him to get me a box full of scented candles (lavender, cinnamon and blueberry), a notebook with old yellow sheets to write my favorite quotes in, a pearl pendent and above all this lays a crimson rose with a white satin ribbon– I do not want a laptop or a mobile phone! I want him to take me in long walks in the countryside or on picnics in a felucca or a quiet park – I do not want to go to fancy restaurants!
Almost ten years ago, I had pen-pals. I miss receiving and sending letters. I miss the excitement of opening a letter, eating the words with my eyes and getting my notebook to start writing mine. I used to enclose a postcard in the envelop, something about Egypt. Fiona a girl from France, medium length letters. Olley, from Ireland, the funniest guy ever (do you know how hard it is to make someone laugh though letters?! But I used to burst out in laughter reading his funny words). Greece and China too – but can’t remember the names. I wish I were still exchanging letters :(
Now, back to my wedding, if I am ever to have one, I was in a two friends’ wedding a few weeks ago. And I found out that mine will be totally different simply because if I exclude all the components that I dislike about weddings, nothing will remain! If I ever get married, I’ll just have a simple open-air reception on a fine autumn day, no “zaffa” followed by a grand entrance on God’s ninety-nine Attributes while people are clapping and waving, no specific place for me and him to sit in, I’ll just mingle and share my happiness with people, and definitely no cutting of the bride’s cake and that silly tradition of eating from the same fork while the waiter (or whatever his name is) takes it out so that we kiss – definitely NO! There will be no tasteless, vulgar music (like “el 3enab”) even if everyone demands it, only nice soft songs – mostly oldies along with a few French ones – will be played. Chocolate fountain and lots and lots of pineapple slices will be the centre of the buffet :) Most probably I’ll keep my shoes on just in the first half an hour in the wedding then I’ll throw them somewhere to move freely. I hope it would be a full moon night so that after the wedding, we can go just the two of us somewhere quiet to watch the moon for a while before heading to our cozy home calmly with no “beep beep” to start our life together :)