Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Bride and Groom


I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. 

I love you straightforwardly, 

without complexities or pride;

 so I love you because I know no other way.

 – Pablo Neruda

There are so many beautiful photographs
I could post showing the bride and groom
from last weekend's wedding. 

But the scene that eradicated my mascara,
sending it streaming down my cheeks,
was this one.


When she finally reached the end
of the long center aisle
and he took her hand,
they both broke down.

There wasn't a dry eye
in the room.

Blessings!

To the bride and groom,
their family and friends.

And blessings to all of you
who remember the overwhelming emotion
of joining your life together with someone
you love without knowing how it happened,
without knowing why
you should love this particular person
beyond reason.
You just do.


6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Meri, thanks for reminding us of joy in the world, and the promise of lasting love. I'm glad you are having a good time.

Elisabeth said...

You're so right Meri, this one captures the essence of the commitment, the overwhelming bringing you to tears moment, never to be forgotten.

Delwyn said...

Hi Meri


you have brought back the emotions from a couple of months ago when son #1 got married...and he had a little tear in his eye...as did some others of us...

happy days

mouse (aka kimy) said...

what an amazing capture of a very special moment

kt said...

meri,
i agree you with the others, you really did capture the joy and intensity, emotions that come with the day where you declare your commitment to another.
i love this shot.
kt

Kamana said...

oh how wonderful. beautiful love.