I've been listening to Justin Bieber. Don't crucify me yet. Months ago, it was brought to my attention that a weirdly polarizing, and tormenting teen machine, miraculously, can be of some use to me, and possibly even healing. I was introduced to a track called "U Smile (Ambient)", a radio jam by the pop robber himself, that's been severely altered. The catch, it's slowed down 800%. Clocking in at over 35 minutes, this oddly gorgeous epic has me thinking of endless seashores, with the tide coming and going, in planets yet explored. I envision humans floating, clouds moving in downward directions, nearing us. I'm blanketed by the thought that anything can be salvaged. Hanson for the Twitter generation, has never sounded good. Until now.
Hit rewind please. These images have waited long enough, they certainly don't need Bieber fever sucking up their spotlight. These made-for-each-others were married this past spring, on a quiet, and blissful afternoon, in front of family & friends. They were never happier. I caught Mark staring at Allyson throughout the reception on more than a few occasions when a guest had momentarily stolen her attention. Joy was the evidence. And he was so freakin guilty. They never lost sight of one another all night. It was an endearing and glaring detail that didn't go unnoticed. So oblige me, and listen to Justin Bieber imitate Sigur Ros just once, as you glance at these images of a day that went so spotless, and I will be shellshocked if your skin doesn't go R.L. Stein on you. This is the wedding day of Mark & Allyson. (Mark & Allyson playing games!)