Tuesday, November 06, 2007

you guessed it

We got hitched. Thanks for all the happy wishes!

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morning clouds at Tokopeh Falls, Sequoia National Park

And congratulations to Sarah and to J, who will both be receiving some sock yarn - Sarah for being first (but cagey), and J for being explicit (and for guessing on her own what HWWLLB stands for - impressive!). Please email me your mailing addresses, Sarah and J! Yarn is coming your way... f.pea [at] airpost.net

We had a really small, quiet, wonderful ceremony with our parents and siblings, and a little potluck with a few friends at our house afterwards. It was one of those glorious October Saturdays when the sky is brilliant blue and the leaves are dazzling orange, and there is a light breeze, and everything you taste seems like the best you've ever had. It still feels like it all might have a been a very pleasant dream, except that there are all these reminders around - some big, like the rings on our fingers, and some small, like the dried flower petals I keep finding here and there.

We spent about a month planning the day, exactly what we'd say to each other, which poems to read and what kind of iced tea to make, and it was just great. We had a month to look forward to it, and no extra time to fuss about much (despite the temptation to fuss).

I've already posted To the Unseeable Animal, which was one of the poems that we chose, and which was beautifully read by my sister. There was also this poem, also by Wendell Berry, which bugheart read (and made me cry):

WHAT WE NEED IS HERE

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

- Wendell Berry


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obligatory romantic photo

16 comments:

  1. a heartfelt congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations ms pea!! I am so happy for you guys! What a great picture too!

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  3. cry,
    in a good
    way
    i hope.
    it is
    a beautiful
    poem
    and
    so echoes
    you both.
    i am
    honored
    to be
    have
    shared
    that
    with you
    both.
    xo

    ps i am
    holding
    the photos
    hostage
    til you
    visit.

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  4. Many many congratulations to you both!

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  5. YAY!! Congrats to you and yours! I wish I'd have checked in and seen the last post, that sock yarn would be mine!! I am a hopelessly hopeless romantic, and I love weddings!! Good luck Mrs.HWWLLB!

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  6. Congrats again! Wishing you and HHWLLB much happiness.

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  7. oh my god, i don't know whether i'm going to cry or vomit, but this love and happiness stuff is very potent either way. ;) so many congratulations, pea. and welcome back from your honeym....i mean vacation. :)

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  8. Congratulations! If I hadn't thought you were already married (my fatefully wrong assumption from your abbreviation), that would have been my guess :) Best of luck and lots of happiness!

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  9. Your wedding sounds like it was wonderful. Congratulations. :)

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  10. Congratulations! And I'm so impressed that you were able to pull it all together in a month - you guys are going to be great together! I love that poem.

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  11. congratulations fawn and fawn-man ! that thought had entered my mind .... how wonderful =)

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  12. Congratulations!
    Sounds like it was a perfect day.
    Best wishes for happiness in your future together!

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  13. Congrats!!!!!!! And you would love Mary Oliver's poetry. I have lots of her poetry up on my site on Sundays....www.soulknitting.blogspot.com.

    Blessings.

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  14. congratulations!!!!
    so so beautiful and perfect... i am so happy for you two!
    xox

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