What I’ve Learned About the Weddings I Remembered

In April of 2012, Edith published an essay I’d written, “All the Weddings I Have Ever Been to, as I Remember Them,” about, well, precisely that, here on The Hairpin. I’d written the essay the previous fall as a kind of memory exercise related to the big moments in our lives, specifically, weddings—What did I wear? Who did I bring? What did I give? What happened? —and also as a structural way of thinking about the many weddings we inevitably go to in life and what they mean to us depending on our different life stages and circumstances. When I wrote it, I did have a foggy idea [...]


Jennifer Lopez Sings "Feeling So Good" in Turkmenistan

When I opened up my eyes today[1] Felt the sun shining on my face[2] It became so clear to me that everything is going my way[3] I feel like there's no limit to what I can see[4] Got rid of fears that were holding me[5] My endless possibilities[6] Has the whole world opened up for me[7]

That's why I'm feeling so good[8] I knew I would, been taking care of myself like I should[9] Cause not one thing can bring me down[10] Nothing in this world gonna turn [...]