Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Making Eyes Under the Chuppah

There are two types of weddings: those where the bride and groom constantly glance at each other and smile, and those where the bride and groom pretty much don't look at each other.

As an observer, I always get this feeling when I'm at the ceremony and I watch the couple. I think: a couple making eyes are in love and are going to be happy. The second type are going to be fighting a lot.

I have no statistics on how the marriages that follow each of these two types of ceremonies fare. My own first marriage is a direct contradiction to this theory; we looked at each other lovingly, and we ended up getting divorced. Furthermore, people are different; more nervous, less nervous, more modest, more assertive. They come from longer, shorter, and ultimately different types of relationships before the marriage.

I'm only telling you what I feel. When I see a marriage, I want to see the couple making eyes and smiling. That's what makes it a beautiful ceremony. Nothing else.

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My last post, The Gamer's Wife, of course parodied The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe (follow the link to Gustave Dore's beautifully illustrated version).

The game BattleLore is currently ranked number 5 on BoardGameGeek. It is a fantasy game based in a historical setting, kind of a hybrid Euro/war game (more war game than Eurogame).

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The controversy over where Chess was invented is being stirred up again. As if it really matters.

And Freemasons now have their own trivia board game.

Yehuda
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