I cry at weddings, yes.. me
It comes without warning during vows when I hear the waiver in the voices of two people standing before witnesses and God himself pledging life-long love and committment... which is strange to me, because I'll be the first to say, usually, that it doesn't a ceremony take to be with someone, to love them, to cherish.
Last Saturday afternoon my sister married for her second (and last) time. There in full blast furnace sun (might have been a sun spot focused on that acreage), I broke down, and not so quietly either. Dammit!
The reception was at the recreation hall of a nearby Catholic Church although the wedding was not Catholic, thank goodness. We would have all melted like the wicked witch in a bathtub full of holy water out there, in that sun, if it was one of those really long weddings...
There in the air conditioned confines, a band, Slow Cousin Walter (their name derived from a book of misunderstood song lyrics-- smoke on the water--- slow cousin walter.. see) began to play around eight after much good food and wine, and they were good. Talented. Very entertaining and up beat.
And soon after, the children began to dance and twirl in circles in ways that only those miniature uninhibited souls can do. The adults of course... not enough beer and wine just yet-- self consciousness being one of those many curses of adulthood.
I found myself filming with my phone with moist eyes brought about by their innocence and sheer joy, out there on the floor sitting prone to get the angle from down there at their level.
Actually, at first I thought I was filming, but had the stupid phone on picture mode... or maybe it's me that's stoopid. Kids, mostly little girls, dancing to Cream's Strange Brew, and Elvis' Don't Be Cruel... nothing but a couple of snaps!
But, after the break and lights turned down a bit, there was still time to get my 'footage'... it's pretty crude- like I said, done from a phone, but captures the moment, I hope.
This 'bonus reel' (below) features my lovely asia rein hand dancing with my precocious (and pretty damned cute too) little great niece Haley...
Much love to my sister and her new husband. . .