The View From Table 10





 Today I was actually a guest at a wedding. This is out of the norm for me, because usually I am singing at a wedding. I was so happy to be on the other side for once. Not because I do not like the side that I am normally on, but because I believe that the other side must always be visited in one way or another in most parts of our lives.

   The two people that took the vow to spend their lives together were actually living in my house for almost a year it seemed, and they were just great people to have around. We joked and just had so many wonderful moments over the time that they spent with me. It was a joy to see them so happy and so connected.

   Going to a wedding opens you up to the people who are connected to the people that you care for and I find it so very interesting. I sat at a table that was full of people that I did not know. I actually loved it. They were all so very different and full of good natured energy. I even got the opportunity to sit in on a conversation that involved 3 women who spoke about younger men dating older women. In my experience, if you are with more than one woman at a table and they begin to speak as if you are not there, you have just been inducted into the "we are comfortable with you club".  I made three new friends, well actually two, because I had met one of the girls before. This was the cocktail hour, by the way. I met all new people at the actual dinner table.

      My good friends got married on the beach and it was anything but common. Kevin swigged back a sip of beer before and after his vows and Paula just looked like a princess and complimented Kevin as she always does. The crowd was small, but full of nothing but absolute quality human beings. It was all so very simple and real. The young man that actually had the honor of marrying them was even cracking jokes as he held his pertinent notes to recite inside of a visible "Harry Potter" book. I still have no idea what the significance of that was. I took it as just a sign to be loose and care free, as opposed to stuffy and run of the mill.

     As the ceremony began, the sun began to shine brighter than it had even 5 minutes ago. I honestly felt that it was a sign of strength and longevity for them as they begin their lives together. I felt so honored to have been invited and I really enjoyed myself thoroughly.

     I saw nothing but happy people today that came together to support an amazing couple who seem to have it all moving in the right direction. The magic of love and simplicity rides again!!! I send you immense strength and clarity Mr. and Mrs. Sheytnerman. To all of you that continue to visit this site, I appreciate you all.

                                                                                       Chase
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