According to Rabbi Judy , Eliot and Christina were married Saturday evening when they signed the ketubah. The ketubah is a document, in Hebrew and English, that formalizes marriage. After the newlyweds inked their signatures, Jaqueline and I had the honor to sign as witnesses. As best man, the ketubah was then placed in my hands for safe-keeping.
Eliot and Christina were married Sunday afternoon in Sturbridge, MA, at the Publick House. Saturday night, Christina and most of the wedding party stayed in the historic inn, while Eliot and I shared a room out at the (non-historic) motor lodge. The wallpaper in the motor lodge room was disturbing.
Before the ceremony Sunday, Eliot and I went for a morning trail run at Bigelow Hollow State Park. It took a few miles for us to wake up. When my eyes opened I found myself talking incessantly about perspective in film (and life), and how climate change is relative to 9/11, and Uncle Jim. At that moment Eliot tripped on a root, and rolled down a hill into a tree. I shut up, he brushed off, and it was the only misstep of the day. Love and congratulations, Eliot and Christina. Thank you for sharing with me your wedding, and so much more. The ketubah is safe in my basement.