after a day spent
amidst the love and celebration
of a beautiful wedding
the night is waiting.
“before the first before and after the last after, there is night waiting.”
cape neddick, maine – august 2019
the littlest wedding crasher
handsome in his checked shirt
grabs a bouquet from the bar
and jumps into the celebration
bride and groom
join as one
as they become a family
and the celebration begins
“love is not just looking at each other,
it’s looking in the same direction.”
~ antoine de saint-exupery
kennedy wedding, woodstock, ny – august 2016
left my house
yesterday morning at 5:15am
flew out at 7:15am
headed to woodstock
for my brother’s upcoming wedding
very excited and happy for them
in the blink of an eye
without a flash of lightning
all forms of travel changed
got a little more complicated
i’m just saying
that i now
need a passport
i will find my way
to the big show
who would expect
Arlo Guthrie: It’s incredible.
I heard the New York Thruway’s closed.
News Reporter: Closed?
This morning we heard that they were
backed down Route 17 with an eight hour delay.
Arlo Guthrie: Right. Well, the New York Thruway’s closed.
Isn’t that far out?
“want to really get somewhere in life? just don’t follow the crowd.”
image credits: vintage woodstock 1969 google images
a day of ups and downs and ups again. began with the farmer’s market – flowers, fruits, veggies, jams, babies finding music there and dancing to live strings as the sun gleamed down. and then…. a car surprise – went from oil change in 15 minutes and 19 dollars, to front suspension in 2.5 hours and 838 dollars. threw in a free light bulb. and then…..thai dinner – hot spicy fun and laughter and burning lips with friends, including our volleyball player in a cast ‘with a slight break/chip’. and then……ran into aut/out-fest, filled with rainbows, beads, italian ices and drag queens. and then…..wandered into a wedding back at the scene of the morning farmers market, more music and beauty everywhere. and then… a bicycle built for 7. full circle. and then…….
But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world.
There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.