Khariyya held her class in the reception area of the boat. We improvised a zaffah with our recently married friends, Marie-Eve and Steve stepping out into the hallway so that Khariyya and her musicians could lead them into the room. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s just something about a beautiful zaffe with live musicians that gets under your skin. This one was far more momentous because I knew the bride and groom! Imagine the feelings that were stirred up in me, witnessing and participating in this intimacy with my dear friends - the dancing, the music, the smiles and tenderness between Marie-Eve and Steve, the emotions it all procures . . .
I felt my pores raise and tried to hold back the tears that trickled down my cheeks...I was relieved to see that I was not the only one so affected... NEXT