Sunday, November 14

one year on...

Today is our first wedding anniversary. It is astounding that a year has already passed, but it was a lovely one and I'm looking forward to many more to come.

Our friends, Marten and Becca, were wed about 4 years ago. Their ceremony centered around a poem that speaks to the "old" love they hope to experience after many years together as companions and friends. In honor of our anniversary:

The Blue Robe by Wendell Berry

How joyful to be together, alone
as when we first were joined
in our little house by the river
long ago, except that now we know

each other, as we did not then;
and now instead of two stories fumbling
to meet, we belong to one story
that the two, joining, made. And now

we touch each other with the tenderness
of mortals, who know themselves:
how joyful to feel the heart quake

at the sight of a grandmother,
old friend in the morning light,
beautiful in her blue robe!

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