“In the original creation, God made male and female to be together. Because of this, a man leaves father and mother, and in marriage he becomes one flesh with a woman—no longer two individuals, but forming a new unity. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.”
Mark 10:5-9 (context)
Foiled by focus! I knew I should have used manual focus for this shot; the camera had trouble focusing on the black fish, and sure enough, now it’s too late I find it actually grabbed the red fish in the background. D’oh. Ah well.
Fortunately Tiffany and I had a good time even though none of my pictures turned out that well. We met up at the Bellevue Transit Center — I’m getting my money’s worth out of the bike parking there — and took the 550 to the Westlake Center. Then we spent some hours wandering through crowds of varying thicknesses, poking through stores (I have to wonder how some of those places stay in business). We saw a demonstration of flash paper, which was very cool; walked by as the fish guys tossed salmon; tasted the slices of apple and pear offered by produce sellers; enjoyed really fabulous crumpets, and, later, a decent (if overpriced) panini; observed a ferry boat on a backdrop of the Sound with the Olympic Mountains looming in the distance; waited in a long, nasty line for the bathroom at Westlake Center (our only bad call was visiting there: We waited in a line for the escalator); admired the view from the I-90 bridge (it was clear and sunny yesterday, if quite cold by Seattle standards); oogled the new light rail train that went by in the tunnel next to us; and, most of all, talked about any and everything. I enjoy playing tourist occasionally, although I think I may prefer to go back again after the Christmas craziness has passed.
Today for church I logged on to the Fellowship Church live broadcast and watched Ian act in his last Family Experience skits. He did a great job and wore, if not The Ugliest Sweater Ever, a sweater that definitely would get a runner up prize. We’re at just over 2 weeks until he arrives here, and I have to admit — I am really looking forward to seeing my husband again for the first time since October 30.