Friends and family gathered on a wide lawn encircled by lush North Carolina mountains on this the twenty-sixth day of July. Matha and Sara are getting married! The weather was beautiful and the ceremony was filled with love, warmth, tradition, commitment and personal reflection.
Gretchen and I were so happy to share this moment in Matha and Sara's life! They're obviously deeply in love and committed to each other. We wish them the very best, on this the beginning of a long and joyful life together!
At the reception, Paula said when she was asked who she was bringing to the wedding, she said "Five Supreme Court Justices"! Her comment reminded me that the struggle for equal rights and justice for all is long and hard. Certainly, in my life time, our country has seen much progress in this area. But we have more to do....not to mention the fact that the subject is not even considered in most of the countries in the world.
Thanks Sara and Matha. Your wedding and reception were wonderful....just like the two of you!
|Ben, Lauren, Gretchen, Tom, Paula, Betty, Bert|
This is a poem Sara and Matha included in their wedding program. I really like it!
by Aaron Kramer
Come, all you who are not satisfied
as ruler in a lone, wallpapered room
full of mute birds, and flowers that falsely bloom,
and closets choked with dreams that long ago died!
Come, let us sweep the old streets,
sweep out dead leaves with a relentless broom;
prepare for Spring,
for whose light footstep eagerly we bide.
We'll sweep out shadows, where the rats long fed;
sweep out our shame--and in its place we'll make
a bower for love, a splendid marriage-bed
fragrant with flowers aquiver for the Spring.
And when she comes, our murdered dreams shall wake;
and when she comes, all the mute birds shall sing.
P.S. After the wedding I had to download a new song to my iTunes library...LIFE IS BETTER WITH YOU by Michael Franti. :)