you will rise to the upper world magnificently adorned, to take your place at feasts, at weddings, to send your corks popping to the ceilings of private dining rooms and evoke intoxication, irresponsibility, and desire in the hearts.
-Thomas Mann, Confessions of Felix Krull
(My sister is getting married this weekend; I’m super thrilled for her. So you’ll have to excuse the joyous sappiness of this blog for the rest of the week. Pictures of smiling, happy people paired with quotes about marriage. It’ll be back to normal here next week.)