( festive artwork that was a precursor to the night’s joyful celebration)
seeing this painting upon entering the room
where my dear friend
finally had the chance
to have the wedding she’d always wanted
delayed by two long years of pandemic
i knew it would be a memorable celebration
that really lived up to the artist’s vision
and then some.
“all great celebrations break away from the mundane.”
-jessica marie baumgartner
and love rules the day.
rainbows apologize for angry skies. ~sylvia voirol
out on a hike around the lake with the kinders,
and a is walking back with c, close by her side.
a tells me, ‘he says he wants to marry me.’
i ask, ‘do you want to marry him?’
a says, ‘yes.’
then a says to c,
‘and i will always sleep when you sleep.
and we could go to the park together.
and we can get ice cream.’
c says, ‘okay.’
as we all walk on, i think about how wise a is with regard to marriage.
if we always sleep when the other sleeps, go to the park together, and get ice cream,
we might have many happy marriages.