Monday, October 23, 2006

It Was A Good Day

People huddled in scarves and let their hands freeze, holding a plastic glass of wine with their numb fingertips. In the corner of the rooftop, with a backdrop of buildings from a Berenice Abbott photograph, stood my sister and now my brother-in-law and a woman with a name of someone born in the 1960s conducting the ceremony. We'd all been milling about on the roof on this crisp day when suddenly the wedding seemed to have begun, although no one had said anything. But here it went, and wonderful it was.

We smiled and laughed as the bride and groom told stories about each other in honest and unique-to-them ways. At the corner of a roof in Greenwich Village, we all lived in a moment distinguished by love, and some of us realized that this is the best of what life is, two people deeply happy, choosing to tell everyone in their presence how they hope to remain together forever.


At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The McBickle creature is quite far less threatening in this post. ;-)

This is my favourite of all your posts. Beautifully written and reflects on a wonderful moment.Blog perfection....

Anonydan x

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your Google ads by the way. So far they have offered expert motorcycle accident lawyers and to meet the date of my dreams. I was hoping for generic viagra or stock tips....

Anonydan x

At 2:45 PM, Blogger mcbickle said...

you romantic, you! thanks.

a friend at the wedding convinced me i should try to make money off adsense. which should come to pennies, really, since it's not like i have hoards of people reading this blog. (visigoths, yes, other hoards, no.)

but it is entirely amusing to see what ads are generated. "Women Men Love" is up there now. I wonder what I can learn from that. Something, I'm sure. Something...something?


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