LONE SCOTSMAN

With 2013 being the year of weddings, I also attended a Scottish wedding in the east bay of California’s bay area. The tall trees on the campus of Mills College are epic. They tower over the narrow concrete lanes of the women’s school. After the ceremony, the bagpiper slowly took his place as the wedding party exited the church, smiling and laughing and reminiscing, and played.

The sound was sharp and distinct, and it echoed throughout the campus. He led us along the paths to the reception which was complete with Scottish dancing and Californian cuisine.