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Showing posts from October, 2012

wedding bells

One of the hardest things about living thousands of miles across an ocean from most of your family & friends is missing out on some of their big once-in-a-lifetime events. These days this means missing a lot of weddings and baby births. So far, I have handled it fine. I have kept track on Facebook - stalked photo albums and commented galore.

But today is the wedding of my dear, dear friend Natalie. Natalie was my first friend in college, and since we were at Smith College (an all-women's school) and spent nearly 24/7 together, people were convinced for a while that we were in love. Well, I have to say that although it was not in the way they imagined, I basically was. Natalie is one of those friends - of which there are very few in life - who is literally a bright light in even the darkest of times. Her face, her smile, her eyes, her laugh, her voice - she was always a breath of fresh air and lit up every room. I went through some hard times in college, as I guess most of us …


A week or so ago, I had the pleasure of going to see the new documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," about American musician Sixto Rodriguez. It is a moving story about a man - an artist, a poet, a visionary - who despite being almost completely unknown in the USA was a symbol of freedom and rebellion and the voice of a generation across the Atlantic in South Africa. What a beautiful story, not to mention the fact that this man is seriously talented. Take a listen, and do yourself a favor and go see this beautiful film.