I am getting all moralistic this morning. What can I say? There's a girl I know - let's call her Galina. She is having a party for a few close friends - almost a hundred in fact. Clearly this is no ordinary party. For two reasons. It is a wedding party, because Galina, bless, is getting married.
But also because, for Galina - life has been a struggle. The little flat she and her partner share, is not exactly in the best part of town. The metro out to Avalon deliberately goes nowhere near her little suburb. But this is the high point, it's the proof that she's made it, she going to have the best wine - even though her husband-to-be doesn't touch a drop of alcohol, bless him too - the biggest tables, and maybe there will be some sort of after-party, who knows. It's a celebration! And people will remember, long after the divorce in a few years time, this was a PARTY! We can look back and say, yes, this was a marker in the sand, when everyone came!