Friday, December 13, 2013

The Ruddy Autumn Wedding



 In the season of white wild roses
We two went hand in hand:
But now in the ruddy autumn
Together already we stand.
-Francis Turner Palgrave

Monday, December 9, 2013


Keep some room in your heart
for the unimaginable.
 -Mary Oliver






Friday, December 6, 2013

Wedding Bells Rang

And now at last they were 
beginning Chapter One
of the Great Story
no one on earth
has ever read
which goes on forever:
in which every chapter is better
than the one before.
-C.S. Lewis


It was one of those days that in itself felt so normal... so calendar-page. November 16. Sounds like a routine enough day, but it wasn't. Not for me. That was the day my Great Story came alive.

November 16 was the day the books were opened and Someone read: Brin, Wedding. As if those words had been inscribed on that day since the beginning of time. I felt it, too-- that the day was eternal... set-- and all I had to do was step into it. Live it. Walk it. Watch as the leaves and lake and lights blurred with cake and champagne and clapping to make a Wedding Day.

Josh and I were married at sunset in a simple but beautiful ceremony alongside a brooding, leaf-littered lake. It was everything and nothing I imagined. And I can't describe to you the emotion of walking down that hill toward him-- three bridesmaids behind, a clutching of roses with, a lifetime ahead. 

We're settling in, now, and discovering all those things newly married people do: books owned in duplicate, childhood Christmas ornaments, the rhythms of someone so close but not you. I adore every minute. 

Thank you for the happy wishes. More soon. --Brin   xoxo