I am walking away from this experience- inspired to live life ’round a full table; to engage, to converse in lively and rich ways, to not allow others to sit too far from the table.
It was an honor to be a part of this time; a lovely treat.
I will close with this blessing that I gave, as a toast, to the couple…
you enjoy the common hours that you share; cats on lap, and dinner wafting
through the air-
warm smile, a quiet space, that is not empty of depth, but full of knowing-
common spaces become captivating as you inhabit them together-
the reflection of shared memories, the waking of forward dreams; and the wonder
of the present- unwrap as gift before you.
your commitment strengthen and encircle as you reach out to those, held near, and
the oneness you share enhance the uniqueness of the other; softening edges
while glowing vividly; prism- bright.
the common become extraordinary, as you walk with one hand open, and the other
holding on tight.
you laugh at days to come, and venture, unafraid, into unknown territory.
may you be grounded in the common days of love- which really are not so common-