I had my ideas about what a Vegas Minister would be like.
They weren't flattering images.
I could not have been more delightedly wrong, on this occasion.
He was gentle, and eloquent, and full of warm humour.
He guided my Friends through every step with a strangely sacred, grace.
On top of the Surreal World of Lights
...in a small room sequestered away
from the noise raging just above and wildly below...
He joined them with beautiful words, words from them--words from him.
I don't cry at Weddings.
I was sitting between Slay and Mike,
in the first row of one side of this Small-Simple-Wedding
Oh, I cried.
Tears welled up as I listened to what they said to each other,
as I watched their faces.
In unison, I smacked both of the Groomsmen on either side of me, in the chest
with the backs of my hands when the couple was pronounced "Man and Wife"...
Then sniffed and laughed, wiped my nose, an rubbed at my wet eyes.
Mike flinched (see: picked on me.
) for the rest of the trip
every time I got excited about anything.You aren't going to HIT me again are you?
It was really and truly beautiful.( Collapse )
There was a moment...just as we were all coming to crash time,
making our way to our respective rooms...
And I looked over at Charles and Yidi.
Bowie was playing.
They were making goo-goo eyes at each other.
I tried not to invade the moment, but I couldn't help but watch...
a grin slicing through my face.
He was singing to her.
And then he asked her.....what does she say?
And Yidi said Shhhhhhhh....
They kissed, and I thought I would DIE.
How HOT is that????
*SMILES AND LAUGHS AND SMILES*
These Kids are going to make it.
And I don't say that....
I don't ever say that.
Unless I know it.
Take Care of Each other....
I Love You Both, so very very very Much.there is so much more, but this is enough for now,
I will be talking about this story for weeks....without my connection
there, I actually woke up every morning having DREAMED my
journal entries. Editing and re-editing them as I slept.
You can take a girl to Vegas,
but you cannot take the Livejournal out of her.
And to ALL of you...who wander around here in my little world?
There is, there really IS........
Quite a bit of hope
left in the Universe.
I feel profoundly reminded of this, just now.