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Commitment - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
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Commitment
Today, continuing my part-time role as Wedding Date, I saw a beautiful "wedding". I have to put it in quotes, because there it involved more than the usual number of grooms and fewer than the usual number of brides. It was still a lovely commitment ceremony, and it made me happy to be able to be there.

The part that made my eyes tear up a little bit was one of the vows. He said (approximately something like), "My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. My father refused to renew his vows, because he said, 'they haven't changed; are still just as true as the day we were married'. I look forward to saying the same to you in 50 years."

While card-shopping prior, I found a really pretty card that I bought. Not for the Happy Couple, though their card was also beautiful. I bought it for myself, it has calligraphy and a reproduction of a watercolor flower, and I intend to use it as art. That's some card, that it makes me want to frame it instead of sending it, eh? But it moved me in its simplicity, in a quiet way I can't quite explain.

I get up.
I walk.
I fall
down.

Meanwhile,
I keep
Dancing.

-Hillel

It was really cool getting to see B, even if his feet hurt him. And it was cool as always to spend time with F. A really good day.

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tahnan From: tahnan Date: July 31st, 2005 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
And of course, "So why did you have to put wedding in quotes?" thinks the Massachusetts resident. (It did take me a moment.)
homeless_one From: homeless_one Date: July 31st, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the card
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: August 1st, 2005 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
How come they didn't get married overhere I wonder?
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