The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .

These are the LETTERS OF MY THOUGHTS.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Two Souls: A Wedding Photo Essay


Kabolas Ponim


My partner in arms, and occasional commenter on this blog, CYFried was married the other day . . .
Click on the link to see photos of the Chasuna (and me wearing my Polish Wedding Garb)



On the way to the Chupah







The Chupah - Wedding Canopy








The Kallah's Grandfather reading the Rebbe's Letter



The Rav showing the witness the wedding ring



Reading the Kesubah



Saying L'chaim to friends





Two Dutchman and a Mottel












  • Red Polska Hat: 15 złoty in a Polish Airport. 
  • Plastic Alpaca Scarf: 10 Sol in Pisaq
  • Brown Suit: *** dollars in Montreal
  • Blue Tie (pictured below): 10 dollars on sale in Connecticut on Merkos Shlichus
  • Being insane at your good friend's wedding: Priceless (but lav davka good for the shidduchim)











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52 comments:

Sefirah said...

OH MAN! don't ask. but this made me want to cry and I'm not lying.

LE7 said...

Really? It made me audibly say "Aww ohhh awww eee oish."

I hate being a girl.

Mottel said...

-Sef: Don't cry - It'll make your makeup run.

-LE7: Oish? Aww and Ohhh I understand. eee as well - though it seems slightly negative. But Oish? What's an Oish

And folks, that's why I say Shlo Asani Isha every mornin'!

LE7 said...

Oish is what you say when you see a really really really cute little kid or somethin'.

Hey, that's TRS' line.

The Real Shliach said...

What's my line?

Also, mottel, this is scary, we both bought blue ties on merkos shlichus in Connecticut! Of course, mine's better looking...

LE7 said...

The "shelo asani isha" one.

The Real Shliach said...

Oh yeah, I say that every day. Since I started reading girls' blogs several times a day :)

Mottel said...

-TRS: This one brings out my eyes and my beard - so it looks better on me then yours would (uhh . . .)

-LE7: It's not a line that belongs to either of us. It's a fact. It's also a joke that most bochurim would make . . .

LE7 said...

I didn't think it actually belonged to him... I just mean, he says it multiple times a day on multiple different blogs.

LE7 said...

And stop it. Of course I know it's an actually brocha. Don't talk to me like I'm a BT or something...

Sefirah said...

makeup? whats that?

The Real Shliach said...

I think I have a new brocha: "shelo asani mottel/metro".

And I mean that in only the nicest possible way.

Mottel said...

-Sefirah: That expensive junk you Double X chromosome possessing Earthlings smear on your faces
-TRS: What the Hecht is that supposed to mean?

The Real Shliach said...

Don't try and tell me that you're not a metrosexual, Mr. Mottel.

Sefirah said...

TRS - Mr. Mottel is far from metrosexual..but from what i've heard about you..............

Mottel - oh yeah! that stuff.

The Real Shliach said...

Do you know what a metro is Miss Sefirah? Your comment indicates that you're painfully ignorant.

LE7 said...

Hey leave Miss Sefira(h) alone.

I believe her last insinuation about you was within the stream of thinking that is generally behind "Yo momma" jokes.

The Real Shliach said...

Ahh. I get it. So she's maskim that Mr. Mottel is in fact overly concerned with his appearance?

Mottel said...

TRS - Your comment(s) in fact seem to indicate that you are the one who is painfully ignorant:
To quote Wikipedia:

Metrosexual is a neologism of the 2000s generally applied to heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, and/or whose lifestyles display attributes stereotypically attributed to gay men.

You are wrong about me, and wrong in your statement about her . . .

LE7 said...

No, I just think she doesn't like you picking on her relatives maybe?

The Real Shliach said...

Exactly. That quote from the almighty wiki describes you perfectly.

chaviva said...

An Alpaca ... scarf? Really?

Oh, and Connecticut wants its tie back :)

Lovely photos!

Mottel said...

-TRS: All that Bud Lite has really done something to your brain . . .

-Chaviva: It says Alpaca on it . . . But it also melts in the fire.
Thanks for the comments.

The Real Shliach said...

Typical. He loses the fight and resorts to personal attacks.

Mottel said...
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The Real Shliach said...

do me a favor and delete that comment...my anonymity still means something...I think.

LE7 said...

Hey, you posted a picture with your fancy yarmulke. Since then, it's sort of out in the open as to your name.

LE7 said...

Also what's wrong with Miller? It's from Milwaukee.

Sefirah said...

Haha. A bochur just tried correcting me on what a metrosexual is. That's one to go in the books.

Shayna said...

Nice pictures. Hilarious conversation. But why were you wearing a red baseball cap to a wedding?

Shayna said...

and TRS, your anonymity has been down the drain for awhile..

Shayna said...

this is sarabonne btw, under a friends name...

The Real Shliach said...

LE7: so? Who reads hebrew around here?

Sefira: and funny enough, I was right

The Real Shliach said...

Sara/shayna: that would explain a lot.
Re: my anon: a guy can dream, no?

LE7 said...

How about everyone?

Mottel said...

-TRS: You have a picture of your face as your profile pic, and you make no secret as to who you are. I go by Mottel, yet you've used my last name before in other places. (as well I didn't say you were Chanan, only that said person was a monster . . .)

-TRS I sad bad beer. Miller, while far from great, isn't bad like TRS's brews.

-Shayna/Sarrabone: It's a Polish hat. It says Polska and has the Polish Eagle on it (CY was on shlichus with me in Warszawa)

-TRS(again): No. You were wrong. Please bring proof to your statement. I can bring more proof to my ludicrous statement then you to yours . . .

The Real Shliach said...

LE7: eh?

Mottel: I don't get it. Other people ask me to take their names off, and I do it...
Also, I drank bud light once. When it was the only thing available. Lay off a bit. Normally I'm a guinness man.
Also, you do take pride in your clothes, no?

sarabonne said...

alright, identity crisis is over.
and TRS, would a metro wear a baseball cap, albeit Polish, to a wedding?

Sefirah said...

Oh right, ok sure. You know much more about metrosexuals then I do, considering I went to public high school and grew up in west hollywood.
hahahahaha.
ok, this is done.

Mottel said...

-TRS: I'd love to. I just don't know how to edit comments while preserving the stream of conversation. I'm teasing about the Bud Lite (though, if offered, I wouldn't touch it). Guinnes? Meh.
There's a difference in taking pride in one's clothes - i.e. dressing nicely - and being Metro. Hence my statement that it is you who doesn't know what being Metro means.

The Real Shliach said...

Sure.

The Real Shliach said...

I know plenty of metros. I could point out five in yeshiva here in motown right now. Even you'd agree they were metros.
And yeah, I suppose I'm only kidding about you. (for the sake of ending a dumb conversation I'll say nearly everything).

And who cares about the flow?

Mottel said...

-TRS: Sure what?
----
People please keep in mind that Letters of Thought is not The Real Shliach. I expect pertinent statements that are to the point and can be properly backed up by cogent arguments - or at least a good dis.

Mottel said...

-TRS: I care about the flow because I like the comments to be an integral part of the blog that maps out a certain concept or point. This isn't a chat room where things come and go . . .
If, however, you truly don't want your name up there, I'll remove the comment.

The Real Shliach said...

Like, whatever.

The Real Shliach said...

Yes, please remove all comments bearing my name. Thanks.

Mottel said...

Done. With love.

The Real Shliach said...

A real tzaddik in polish.

chanie said...

...Shelo asani gever!
B'chasdei Hashem, I'm not like you lowlife males... :-P

AmIaFrumFeminist said...

The posts certainly are an integral part of the blog, as far as I can see. It's like a shtetl in here. So much so that I feel like an alien dropping in...

Mottel said...

-TRS: Dontcha know it.

-Chanie: . . . Thanks, really appreciated! Keep in mind that in Talmudic Hebrew a Rooster is at times called a Gever. Thus you already make a brocha hanosein the l'sechvi bina - That G-d gives the man the intelligence! :-P

-AmIaFrumFeminist: This particular post, for whatever reason, attracted a group of comment chit-chatterers. You shouldn't feel alienated from the Blog . . . The waters warm and there's always room for one more.

chanie said...

"Bina y'teira....l'isha yoteir m'b'ish."

Yes, roosters (the males) are called gever. That just proves that men know how to cock-a-doodle-do and wake everybody up. It doesn't prove anything else. Notice that the word "sechvi", not "gever" is used....