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14 July 2008 @ 12:40 am
wedding anxiety  
Talk about a recurring dream you've had, or talk about your most vivid dream. What makes it stick in your memory?

The other night I had my first ever wedding anxiety dream. The dream began with the beginning of the wedding, which was in a large cathedral (odd thing number one.) I was a bit panicked because no one seemed to know what to do and everyone was arriving late. Also, I had mistakenly worn jeans instead of the pants that matched my tux. Luckily, a friend had a spare pair of pants, so I put those on. Then my shoes kept falling off, but Patty helped me fix them. Finally, the wedding began.

First, a very old lady led the group in the singing of some old Yiddish folk song. No one but her knew the words, so we all just hmmed and aahed, and it was very awkward for everyone.

Then the acting troupe -- annoyingly melodramatic Spartan-dressed thespians -- that we hired entered to perform the 'wedding play.' The lead actor announced that they'd be doing a short form of one of the plays of Euripides (you pay for deez, lol!) and then we told him, "no, no, do the one about the bears." He protested that they didn't know any plays about bears, but we convinced him to wing it. The troupe performed an awkwardly ad-libbed short play about bears ("hark! yon bear approaches!") and everyone present loved it. Sort of.

After the ceremony (my dream contained no chuppah, no ketubah, no glass-stomp), Rabbi Reeves came up to us and said that he was very upset with us for representing Judaism so poorly and that he didn't know if he could ever forgive us. Patty awoke me at that moment, and I was consumed with a feeling of terrible guilt all day.
Current Location: home
Current Mood: guilty
Current Music: silence
Lucymissbettenoire on July 14th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
most memorable weddings:
1. this one
2. the one in November Rain