Joy in Jaipur Part 3

Dazed, confused, overwhelmed, and exhausted. No, I am not talking about the bride. I am talking about us. Late nights and entirely too much to see and take in led to an immediate sensory overload for us all. I kept thinking to myself – if this is how I feel I cannot begin to imagine how the bride feels.

There were moments in between the wedding events when we managed to see a bit of the city and take in some of the sites. We were given a puppet show along with a song and the musical instruments to pull everything together…

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We went to the tops of hills, took in deep breaths, and looked down onto the city in its entirety…

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and even the littlest of faces looked out onto the world and decided that India was full of wonder…

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But perhaps the single most magical part of all was the elephant. We were told there was going to be an elephant at the wedding. Our 2 year old daughter had been waiting with anticipation for the elephant, and there is was in all its amazing glory – the elephant. Covered in red and gold and painted with pinks and yellows and greens – it was like nothing I had ever seen at a wedding before. Ever! I am afraid that my daughter will now think that every wedding should have an elephant, and well, who can blame her???

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And there was joy – lots of it. And I truly hope that the joy continues.

 

 

 

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