Saturday, April 18, 2009

Suzannah and Nathan

"Nathan, Will you cause her pain?" "Yes"
" Is that your intent?" "No"
"Suzannah, Will you cause him pain? "Yes
"Is that your intent?" "No "
*To Both*
"Will you share each other's pain and seek to ease it?"

"Suzannah, will you share his laughter?" " Yes"
"Nathan, will you share her laughter?" "Yes"
*To Both*
"Will both of you look for the playfulness and gleeful exuberance in life and the joy and fun in each other?" "Yes"

What a lovely rewedding celebration by Suzannah Armstrong Park and Nathan Morrison in Bratteboro; in order to be with their northern friends they had a second saying of their vows at the River Garden with wonderful music and love all around. They vowed to share their dreams, to "take the heat of anger and use it to temper the strength of their union, to seek to never give cause to break their pledged respect, to hear what is truly said and own what they speak, to
create, protect and celebrate the space for new life and new love to be always present in their union, to nurture each others hearts, bodies and spirits; fully loving, living and listening and always growing together, becoming a blessing to the world and this community in which they dwell."

"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives."
Wendell Berry's words they asked us to hold and guide this pair with our sturdiest legs and softest hands and we said YES! Congratulations.

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