Chapter 7. Wedding Bells

THERE IS NOTHING better than walking the cobbled streets of an ancient Italian town. The aroma of fresh-baked bread, oregano, and ripe tomatoes fills the summer air. The warm afternoon light creates a mood that says the world is a beautiful place. Suddenly, church bells clang and create a beautiful song. The shopkeepers in the village close up quickly and the celebration begins. It’s a sight to behold: colorful clothes, big hugs, strong kisses, a cascade of flowers, heartfelt music, wild dancing, and delicious-smelling food. If only I had a camera in hand.

What is it about weddings that requires bells to ring? Bells summon ...

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