The Marriage

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin

A world was born to Mark when he first met Francoise in 1982, when she and her mother, Lillian, kept running into each other as they scoured the rental flats in London. A world of the London School of Economics, of sharing a flat with his Greek roommate Yanis, and of cooking dinner parties with Francoise.

A world was born to me when I visited Francoise and baby Anjely in Paris in 1995 during a layover on a multi-country international program development trip to Kiev, Warsaw, Sofia, Yerevan, Bucharest, and Rome. A world of too-short trips to developing countries and emerging democracies, of strategic layovers to squeeze in visits with friends and family in Paris, Geneva, and Tirana, and of living in Washington, DC.

A world was born to Francoise when she met Pascal while working at France 2. A world of romance, of owning a house together, and of Anjely and Rafael.

All of these worlds came together on the first of July, 2006 when Mark and I witnessed the marriage of Francoise and Pascal at the city hall in Sceaux, France.

Mayor of SceauxFrancoise and RogerFrancoise and PascalRingsExchanging RingsSigning the PapersPascal’s WitnessesMark Witnessing the MarriageYoo-Mi Witnessing the MarriageAnjely


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