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True Love

By | Confessions of a Wedding Planner

What is it about falling in love that’s so intoxicating? That no matter how the last relationship ended we slowly heal; learn to be okay with ourselves; to be without someone. And in time, become so fearless we are bold enough to try again.  The heart-stopping push to want to believe in someone new. To be desired, loved, accepted as we are. Last night I caught the tail end of the romantic comedy “Love and Other Disasters”: Emily said to her housemate, Peter: “Maybe true love is a decision. You know, a decision to take a chance with somebody. To give to somebody. Without worrying whether they’ll give anything back. Or if they’re gonna hurt you, or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn’t something…

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The tragic tale of Romeo et Juliette

By | Confessions of a Wedding Planner

The Metropolitan Opera held a breathtaking French performance of ‘Romeo et Juliette’ on Saturday night. My friends, who had so very kindly invited me, had a box. I pinched myself with happiness as people with their own dress code took their seats and the orchestra warmed up; that wonderful sound of discordant notes that somehow work – if only to build anticipation of what’s to come. I sat up front and centre, transfixed by every movement and sound. The sputnik-style crystal chandeliers disappeared into the ceiling, dimming in their orbit. Lights glowed in the orchestra pit, which brimmed to the edge with musicians and instruments ready to play under the powerful direction of Placido Domingo. Fluorescent dots slowly disappeared from sight as people’s mobile devices…

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