Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sharon and David's wedding
Sharon looked stunning coming down the aisle as I played Liszt Consolation no.3. David eagerly waited and they looked glowingly at each other the entire length of the Anglican service. The setting was at the base of Mount Kenya on a private game preserve and while traveling from the accommodations to the wedding lawn elephants, gazelle and giraffe were all spotted. Mt Kenya made an appearance which is incredible rare for May. (It was also incredibly rare to be attending a wedding on a Wednesday.) And we crossed the equator no less than 10 times driving to and from the reserve. It was a joy to be part of their celebration of marriage. Stephany, Sharon and I have done something together one night a week since August. We have become a sort of support group for each other. When the happy couple returns from their honeymoon in Zanzibar, we will only have one more chance for our weekly "meeting." And I will be losing my colleague. I admit that amongst all the celebration I couldn't ignore that loss and my tears were both of joy and sadness.