Simchas for all

Imagine going to an engagement party/vort. YAY!, right?

Now imagine going to a vort after a whole day of being on your feet setting up for and hostessing another party. Imagine that you’re hungry, tired, and not fond of crowds. Oh, yeah, and you don’t know anyone there. And to top it off, you are severely under-dressed.

I was SO happy for the kallah, but a small part of me was cringing for myself inside. I was sort of glad at times like that that I don’t know anyone, because it would have been almost worse if I did.

Thank you to all the people who smiled at me. I can’t say it more, or better. Thank you.