A man that works at the corner has been especially nice to the kids and I over the last years. He had to go back to Pakistan recently for 6 months. He did get married during this time. This is the first I have seen him in so very long. And he had photos of his wedding. He was so proud. His wife was sight unseen to him.
So in the wedding photos you see her covered and all of her sisters etc. His father and mother chose his bride and it is a good thing he was a good kid. For they chose well. The photo I liked the most is the one of him peeking into her veil. Then you see a smile a mile wide. She is gorgeous. He just had me look at his album over and over. He made me a promise that when she gets to come next year that I may take a photo shoot of them.
I joked and said what if she had been really ugly inside and out. He said There is no way. That he truly is in love. He told me some get married and never really fall in love. He said with her that she cries each night when he calls for she misses him so much. He also said that if someone offered him a bunch of money to sleep with someone else now...he never would. For he really wants to be with her... all of their lives together. He said he is so happy and I just wanted to dance around as he was for he looked so absolutely happy.
Anyhow, I am excited to get to see them this summer and take photos. For she is so beautiful and his father has an all white beard. A very fine looking family. He told me that just as a hand has 5 fingers and none are the same, so it is with people. That not all are crazy and terrorist. And then he looked at me and said that you know in America that people think all black people shoot up everything. But you are a different finger. He said I was a fine woman raising fine children and that is the best he can describe it.
So tonight I am a finger of a different size and shape. and I am very happy for my friend. I loved his description for at times it is hard for me to wrap my mind around it. This made it clear and seeing his family made it more clear.