journeys at home and abroad
For anyone whose heart melted a little seeing Kate and William take their vows, here’s a bit more on weddings.
First, a lovely clip from a BBC programme on the Hasidic Jewish community in north London –
“You can feel it in the air, how much people are loving”, one of the guests says.
And something from Gillian Tett in the FT (now available online without £) – she was an anthropologist before getting into financial journalism.
“weddings include rituals that force a society to state its core values.”
My son and I met Tajiks on the Damascus-Tehran train on their way home from Hajj – in their beautiful long, quilted, night-sky blue velvet coats, hand made by their families.