the wedding dinner

The wedding dinner

The wedding band began to play
their horns and drums
and to walk from the temple square to the bride’s home
with half the village trailing behind,
singing and dancing

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I’m a bit hungry,
and I don’t feel like cooking

Shall we eat at the wedding again tonight?

We should definitely do that
The food last night was great
Even if I were not hungry,
I’d go back there to eat

Seven courses of pure delight

That first dish was delicious

the sweet dish is always great

The third curry was great too,
the light yellow one

that one was my favorite

Mine too
And the last one was pretty good too
What a surprise

horseradish curry done just right,
not too strong,
not too subtle

It was perfect,
and it was the last thing I expected
I didn’t even know horseradish curry existed

Me either

That’s the nice things about these weddings:
You never know what you’re going to be served
Each course that arrives
is a complete surprise


And so the Jerome and Kailash
made their way
over to the bride’s home

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We’re just in time for the last seating

Look at those brass cauldrons!
They’re enormous

Biggest I’ve ever seen

The boys took a seat on the ground
among the rest of the villagers
who had come to eat
and waited
for the feast to begin

And it wasn’t long
before the first course arrived

Sweet rice
It doesn’t get better than this

And then the next

This coconut curry is fantastic

And so it continued
until the seventh course had been served

What a meal

it was really good

We should come back tomorrow

I think today was the last day of the wedding
I saw the groom carrying the bride away
on his back this afternoon,
to his village
and to another party there

Oh, well
I guess we can cook for ourselves for a few days

Until the next wedding


I hear the baker’s daughter is getting married next week

I remember when his first daughter got married
Those sweet pastries they served were divine

they were pretty good

Look, everybody’s getting up
It’s time to go

What do you feel like doing?

Let’s go to The Chillum Den

Good idea

And so off they went,
Jerome and Kailash,
to The Chillum Den
to make music
and listen beautifully

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