It is a nice 15 minute walk from my hotel to the conference center. The crowds were just starting this morning when I strolled along at 0730; students, workers, shoppers all bustling along the sidewalks and filling the trams. The center is on the Pest side of the river, more cars, fewer people early in the morning in this high tech IT area of business filling the neighboring buildings.
there is that which is obviously left from the previous era
I will spare you the 200+ pictures that I took during the day. This particular conference doesn’t publish either the lectures or provide much in the way of notes. Leads to a fair number of us using cameras during the presentations for screen capture….
Cat provides another way of looking at the issue of attendance/non attendance at weddings. Of course, her rants are always interesting and well expressed. My eldest is certainly a capable, competent and self-assured young woman. She is her own person and makes good choices for herself and her husband.
As there were no attendants and certainly no one “giving” her away, I think that a lot of issues were avoided. Their cakes were non-traditional and there were no toasts. She was speaking to me on Saturday evening. Hopefully that will continue.
Yesterday I was here with Lotus Blossom Shawl
which I finished up today
and will provide you a better picture tomorrow when it is light so that you can see details better (I did all those bobbles on the edge…..). I am planning on getting up early in the morning to go hunting with the camera before the meeting.
Holly, I didn’t mention it the other day, but my mother didn’t come to my wedding, at least the one she was invited to. I was her only daughter. She didn’t approve of the relationship. It wasn’t all about her. I later moved to Paris where I lived for almost twenty years. She never once came to visit because she didn’t approve. It’s not that I brooded for years about it. But she made herself irrelevant to my life. And I’ve never forgotten it, although I won’t allow it to hurt me. The problem was hers, not mine.
I know your decision was made for very different and more valid reasons. I’m not comparing, just sharing. And I’m so glad you are still speaking! May it continue.
Hi Holly, I am knitting a dark blue Lotus Blossom this month also. Just wanted to share that with you and send my support as you move through this period in your life. My sister married quietly – no religious service – after her children were born (probably to assure their insurance benefits). My nephews are not being Bar Mitzvahed and my father has never said anything though I knew it hurts him terribly. I think he can’t imagine life without access to his only grandchildren.