One of the vey best things about growing significantly older is the unexpected resounding joy of special events like weddings & baptisms, where I can see from deep personal experience, friendship & the seemingly infinite layers of vibrant relationships interwoven into the moment.
My 65-year old self glories in a cascade of people connected to the three past present future weddings ~ teaching Brent, drawing Laura & Blake & Kaitlyn & Elise into my heart, being family friends with Hilary since our earliest days & amigos over the past few decades, teaching Bruce & loving Molly since the moment we met, memories from Erland & June’s move to the USA, the Glenns arriving from Pittsburgh, Norbert & Judy… and more, much more.
The older I get, the more special moments like Laura’s wedding last month, Kaitlyn & Blake’s tonight, Elise’s on the fairly-distant rhorizon feel like an exquisite tapestry of loving connection commitment community, the threads a variety of shades texture intensity.
In my younger years, I’d be psyched to celebrate the young couples, their heartfelt love & promising futures. As a deepened broadened expanded older, I flat-out wallow in all the levels – seen & unseen, past present future – of delight joy pleasure!
Ain’t life – and ❤️ – grand!!!