The day had began with a more or less philosophical reflection on the sock hole which, in any direction you try to orient it, once you put on the sock, you find it fatally clinging to your big toe — the big toe was the neck, the sock hole, any flaw in any relationship destined to throttle you and widen without remedy. Then they had rang the door, and the lady downstairs had handed me a letter she had found in the mailbox. An invitation to a wedding.
My friend had decided to get married out of the blue. I had called her up and asked why. She had told me that it had always been her dream and she had always believed in God and in his sacraments. So I had pointed out that perhaps God would have been a little pissed off to see her perform such an act after a not quite chaste relationship and three children on her back. She had laughed and replied that no one could have stopped her now, not even a pandemic, and that her would have certainly been a different wedding. “Of course,” I had murmured to myself as soon as I had hung up. I had seen a lot of “different marriages”, especially in recent times. Everyone used to do everything possible to make “that day” the most beautiful of their lives — something which never happened. The impression was that they focused too much on just one day, rather than all the others to come.
In the invitation there was a bank account to put “the gift” to, which made it all seem like kind of a financial investment in view of the most advantageous economic return possible.
Anyway, then the pandemic had rally come, and my friend had to postpone everything, just like many other betrothed who should have to wait a little longer before finally living their fairytale day. And maybe they would have more time to evaluate their wedding dresses, or use them for different occasions.
But someone has decided to go on anyway. They are Parris Khachi and Emily Manashi from San Francisco, California, who decided to get married in an empty church but with the photos of their guests. The guests attended the ceremony through a live broadcast shared by the couple.
“None of us wanted to put it off indefinitely, as it’s difficult to determine when things will return to normal again. In the meantime, we didn’t want to put our loved ones at risk,” said the couple.