Happy New Year

It’s good to be back (she says, unconvincingly).

This is what I saw on New Year’s Eve:

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Believe it or not, I had never seen an eclipse before. It was also a blue moon (the second full moon in a month) and it doesn’t show in the photo, but there was a moon dog (a halo around the moon) as well. We partied under this moon on the roof of Marissa’s apartment building, while so many fireworks went off it felt like Beirut. It was such a special way to welcome in a new decade.

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Earlier in the evening we had our mehndi done for the wedding. A time-consuming process, but fun. I still have the faintest traces of mine on my hands and feet. The longer the henna stays, the better your future marriage will be apparently!

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