Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday night No-G&D post


We went to a wedding yesterday in southern environs of Evilopolis. Sorta made me feel a little more optimistic about the state of the world. Principals were a couple who'd worked at the Vicad with me – a photographer I worked with often and happily, and a sports writer who could write. He was, you will divine from the groom's cake, a UT grad. Burnt orange was prominent in the color theme.
The crowd ranged across the races, and ages were from not-much-past-newborn to people our age and even older. Folks ate well, drank but not too much, danced, and mixed easily. I saw esteemed former colleagues and had a good time talking to a bunch of people, including a 17-year-old boy, who was charming, bright, and interesting, full of enthusiasms and plans. One friend who's been swimming upstream against employment misfortune appears to have found a good job. All in all, I found it a great antidote against the bad news the world offers these days. I appreciate the hope implicit in undertaking matrimony. This past year, several young people we know and love have had babies, and that, too, is a vote for hope.

9 comments:

Edith Ann said...

Looks like it was fun, and I love the cakes! Hook 'em Horns!

Around the time that my oldest was born, 1980, the popular birth announcement was the one that had the baby footprint on it with the Carl Sandburg quote, "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." I always felt very optimistic about things when I would read that.

After both of my children got married back to back, literally, I felt that spirit of hope and renewal. Kind of like another chance to create anew.

Grandbabies are a certain vote for hope!

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UnrulyGurl said...

Those cakes look great. Definitely not nominees for http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

The Loon said...

EA - That's it, gotta look at the micro and ignore the big picture to find your small hopes. The bridesmaids had orange in their dresses, too.
UG - One of our companions is a semi-pro cake baker [did cakes for our little wedding last year], and she was enthusiastic about the cakes. It was pretty good food all around, considering the difficulties of feeding more than a hundred hungry souls.

River said...

That sounds fun. I'd like to have been there.

Lori said...

Semi-pro, eh? Dang, you'll give me a big head. :)

thewenzels said...

Thank you dear sir. It was a pleasure to have you and the Mrs. in attendance.

We miss you greatly and need to keep in touch more. We do hope to head to your neck of the woods when we head south.

We wish we could have spent more time with you all. I also hope the cakes tasted great; for I will not know for another year.

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