Sunday, November 27, 2011

holy matrimony

sitting in a coffee shop drinking a perfect latte surrounded by people with stacks of books and writing on the screens in front of them, pretty dresses, getting to tag along with the bridal party (um, does the minister count as part of that?), a gigantic tree on the UVA lawn dripping golden leaves to the ground below it, strains of hokie cheers and fight songs drifting over from the stadium, watching a bride and groom walk down the aisle and then getting to witness their eyes all in love take in one another in great big gulps, being a witness to sacred things and wielding (just for a moment) power vested in me by the Commonwealth, shots with the mothers, and the joy of getting to be a part of this Rodriguez family wedding business.

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