Friday, July 16, 2010

Five Years

Five years ago today. Jeff and I eloped. We packed up the Honda, drove to Vegas and walked down the aisle of the Little Church of the West. Jeff introduced our Southern minister to the breaking of the glass and taught him how to pronounce Mazel Tov. Our friends and family watched along at home courtesy of the chapel's webcam. It was sweet. It was romantic. It was the happiest day of my life. And from then? Everyday is happy on top of happy. With Mr. Rosenberg by my side, even the sad days are wrapped in happiness.

Happy Anniversary.

Tell me in short, Love, what is a wedding? / A wedding is at once a crowded place / and a private room, packed with trusts / and empty of all but the heart’s letters / which one other heart may read and decipher let the compass points gather in one center / as rambling desires gather, as the circle / of abstraction, of invitation and guesswork, / becomes the circle of pledge and deliberate / speech: see, the circle widens to enclose, and in it / two are dancing and then it grows smaller / and in it two are colliding like sparks / and make one fire, and so Love, at least, has done her part […]
Poem excerpt: “The Blaze of the Poui: An Epithalamion,” Mark McMorris

Poetry found at unruly-things

19 comments:

  1. Maybe Bob and Mia will celebrate their anniversary on the same day as yours!

    Happy Anniversary, my dear friends!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet romantic story and that poem is beautiful.

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  3. I love your face in that picture. You look as if you might set the place on fire with your happiness. And at the same time, as if you've gotten away with something HUGE!
    Happy anniversary. Thanks for the lovely poem-sharing.

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  4. You two look so happy in the photo :)
    Happy Anniversary!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Loved this post. (said the bride to be...)

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  6. I never cease to marvel at how there can be that "one person" who connects with another's life so beautifully, like a perfect interlocking puzzle piece. Love is indeed a magical thing. Happy Anniversary!

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  7. Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful picture of two very happy people.

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  8. Ilene WaterstoneJuly 16, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg. You are lucky and wonderful human beings. And the fabulous Bob makes three!

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  9. It's a wonderful story and I'm so glad that you found such happiness. I wish you many years of the same.

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  10. I'm so very happy for you, lady... what joy it is to have a love like this. Yay for you!!

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  11. Ohh...Ohhh.

    What a beautiful bride you are.

    You look as beautifully possible as you can.

    How wonderful, this picture didn't even need any words.

    Happy anniversary celebration!

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  12. Speechless in the face of so much beauty.

    xo

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  13. Thanks friends!
    We've got a lot to celebrate...

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  14. I love how completely wrapped up in you Jeff looks -- oblivious to camera. I love your beaming face; it's like a promotional ad for happiness. And I really love the fabric on your booth. What anniversary is cloth? Maybe you guys can slipcover a couch to match?

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  15. That photo is beautiful! Happy (belated) Anniversary!!

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  16. My husband and I were married for 8 years on Juky 13 and so far it has also been mainly bliss for us too. Congrats.

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  17. I'm just catching up on my reader. Congrats! Great photo and beautiful poem. (Today is our 13th anniversary--it goes quickly!)

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