"We met at the festival.....everything turned out, well, Sababa!"

"What are you thinking?"

"I'm thinking about how, if you told me one year ago that I would be sitting on a forest floor after an all nighter listening to bongos, violins, and guitars, I would have laughed in your face."

"You wouldn't have come?"

"No. Not for a free ticket. Not for the winning lottery ticket."

"Are you happy you did?"


"Can you share four things you learned from this experience?"

"Fish is not just a food but a band. Mushrooms are apparently not just sautéed with meat but consumed for other purposes. A Frisbee is best tossed by flicking your wrist, and you can dance for hours alongside people who carry very different beliefs."

"I find it interesting."

"Which part?"

"The combination of music and spirituality. Like, these tzitzitare symbolic of my relationship with God....and music, to me, is symbolic of spirituality."

"Can both co-exist?"

"Yes, in fact, one enhances the other. That's why I was drawn to this event. Shabbat and Jam bands. Its the perfect combination."

"I don't know his name, but it's impossible not to notice him."

"I saw him picking up the garbage people tossed on the grass yesterday."

"I admire the way he maintains both a love of God and a love of his fellow man."

"I wonder how he does it."

"He doesn't judge. I think that's key. There's such a diverse population here.....if only a handful judged, it could create an ugly environment."

"I'm glad that didn't happen. I was worried it would."

"I hope someday I meet someone who holds me the way he holds his guitar"

They met at Sababa Fest & now they are married.