Ed Blum passed the baton to me and like the U.S. 4 X100 meter women’s relay team I did not drop it. I handed it off to Beth Lewis Pardoe, the very thoughtful blogger at Mystories and the University of Venus. Here is a taste of her Hope 2012 blog relay entry.
My blogging idol, John Fea, threw down the gauntlet and demanded a statement on hope. When I stood under a palm tree and watched two strangers exchange wedding vows, I knew what I needed to write.
The Scandinavian-American groom arrived in an Aston-Martin as opposed to dismounting from a white stallion. His pasty female relations processed in saris revealing unfortunate shoulder tattoos before the Indian-American bride arrived in a palanquin to bollywood-bhangra-ballads.
As I stood chatting with Cuban-American National Humanities Medalist Teofilo Ruiz, the Hindu priest serenaded the couple with Kabhi Alveda Naa Kehna (never say goodbye). They apparently share my love of Shah Rukh Khan romantic extravaganzas. So much so, that the fair-haired groom closed his vows with title of the Khan-Kajol classic, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (something’s happening).
Read the rest here. Thanks, Beth!