Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Cousin’s Engagement Party

It turns out Flavio, aka Musla, Mauricio and Alejandro’s cousin, was having a getting-engaged party right after the baby shower, upstairs! A few of us went and it was intense – Musla proposed to Edith officially right there in front of the whole family, read out some words he had written which was like hearing love be read out loud; his mother handed him the grandmother’s engagement ring, and that was it! One more couple taking the leap of faith, into forever after. After that, quekas were danced, cumbia was played, and the celebration lasted into the wee hours of the morning.

I wonder if the expression of love here is touching because a) it's not what I am used to, b) it reflects the eloquence of Spanish literature and poetry, c) people are more in touch with their feelings here than in other places, or d) a combination of the above options...


At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Audra said...

Thanks for writing this.


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