AL­WAYS A BRIDES­MAID

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At 60, an Alexan­dria woman de­cided to aban­don her search for a hus­band once and for all. But giv­ing up the wed­ding she was sim­ply not will­ing to do. So Ms. Saoud booked a hall, pur­chased a puffy white gown em­broi­dered with se­quins and had her makeup done to the nines. All that was miss­ing was the groom. Saoud roamed the streets un­til she man­aged to find a young man who agreed to play her betrothed for a cou­ple of hours, but her dreams of faux mat­ri­mo­nial bliss were shat­tered when the “groom” got cold feet and failed to show up. Which is how a video of the would-be el­derly bride for­lornly walk­ing the streets of the city in a wed­ding gown be­gan cir­cu­lat­ing on­line. Thank­fully, this pa­thetic story took a brighter turn when a sym­pa­thetic lo­cal man vol­un­teered his ser­vices, and the “wed­ding” took place af­ter all. “Do we have to deny her the right to dream?” he asked. Al Ara­biya, Jan. 2

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