Party: Reverb10

Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

Although I attended two funerals this year, I think Grandmother’s funeral in Korea was the most educational, awe-inspiring and eye-opening “social gathering” I attended this year. I think I learned more about myself, Good Man, Korea, and my place in Good Man’s family (immediate and extended) in those two days than I did in my entire prior relationship with him.

(The wedding taught me about my place in his family. But this funeral taught me about his family’s place in the extended family. I still hate that stupid aunt. Mother hates that stupid aunt, too. So does Good Man, Father, and Sister. We all hate the stupid aunt, because we’re family. And Mother and I hate the stupid aunt because she’s married to one of father’s elder brothers, so in Confucianism she gets to be mean to us. Blech.)

I wrote about it in great detail when it happened, but retrospection has made me realize in even greater depth how wonderful my relationship with Good Man’s immediate family is.

And yes, I feel slightly terrible for using a funeral as my answer to a “party” prompt, but hey, it is was it is.