A few weeks ago I had the great luck to be invited to an amazing wedding, epic in the overwhelming love of the gathered families, generosity of the hosts, and talented musicians present. I am grateful to have been welcomed, as a total stranger, to a celebration that illustrated the power of communities forging bonds across international and racial boundaries. Thank you, Habib and Jessica (and of course Matt, without whom I wouldn’t have been there in the first place). I danced joyously and without reservation to music that I hold very close to my heart. *

*which is why I didn’t take many pictures