A Florida Wedding

  I woke up last Sunday morning in my own bed for the first time in three days.  When my feet hit the carpet, a terrible ache spread through them, but with each step into the plush carpet, the ache ebbed away.   Looking around at open suitcases, overflowing with dirty laundry, gold and silver pumps,…

The Battle of the Sari Bulge

I’m having a staring contest with a chocolate bar today.  Halloween is coming up in nine days, and I found a buy-one-get-one-free sale on bags of Halloween candy for trick or treating…so I bought four.  I told myself we needed extra candy in case of an unusual onslaught of trick-or-treaters this year.  But a little…

The Mehndi Tradition

  My husband and I were married in a Christian wedding ceremony.  Like most American young girls, I had fantasized about my white wedding dress for years.  I wanted a silk, lacy dress with a train that trailed behind me like a princess, a gauzy veil on my head, and a fragrant bouquet of white…