Monday, April 27, 2009

Update - and movie review!

Hi there,
I wanted to post a quick note. The wedding is less than 4 weeks away (yay!). Finals start a week from today (ack!). But this past weekend I was in Boston attending a very fun Bar Mitzvah. It was my first bar/bat mitzvah experience and it was wonderful. The ceremony was beautiful and Shane (the bar mitzvah) did a wonderful job reading from the Torah.

His party was Red Sox -Themed; we sat at a table called "The Green Monster". We watched all the 13-year olds dancing and playing games and we even got up and did a little dancing ourselves. And my mom and I had the honor of lighting one of Shane's cake candles.

In between the ceremony/luncheon and the night party, my mom and I watched Rachel Getting Married. It is definitely relevant in light of my impending wedding, and my mom and I now have a joke that if I start getting irritable, she'll tell me not to be like Rachel. It's a serious movie, but it's extremely good and I am so glad we finally watched it. It's very interesting and very honest. We both want to watch it again to get more from it, because there are many things to consider: why was the mother so detached, why was the father so affectionate? What role did the fiance's family have in all of this? Anyway, I realize this all sounds cryptic if you haven't seen it, but it was really thought -provoking.

That's all for now - have a good week :-)

1 comment:

~Marjorie said...

YAY! I'm so excited for you guys! I can't believe that the time has gone by so totally fast! I'm so excited to be apart of your wedding. Don't stress over finals too much! You are so smart it'll be a breeze!