A inspiring read about a wedding planner living in Baghdad who has been through three wars including the current one. She bakes cakes using generators in her backyard, travels through dangerous checkpoints, and manages to still be meticulous and to never compromise her professionalism.
From New York Times:
Despite Iraq’s current suffering, daily life, however strange and stunted, still moves in many of its familiar rhythms. Couples meet. They fall in love. They plan weddings.
“I tell you frankly, nothing has changed,” Ms. Habib said, sitting in a large banquet hall in the Alwiya social club and thumbing through wedding albums with examples of elaborate cakes from past years. “When we get married, we still want everything to be perfect.”