Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

Holiday 2011

This was a year of major change for me—milestone birthday and new career. A skydive captured much of that change, since (like last year’s bungee jump) it is definitely not my customary kind of activity. It all got me thinking about dreams—those I have yet to pursue, the current climate, and our collective dreams. These thoughts seemed to Occupy my attention as the holidays approached.


We’re moving, both home and office–and at the time this was written, we’d sold our old home and office space, and hadn’t quite gotten the new ones nailed down!

Commitment Ceremony – Panel 2

This is the balance of the commitment ceremony. There are an odd number of vows. In the service, Mark and I alternated reading sentences in the vows, starting over again when we’d gone thru it once. That way, we each said all of the vows.

Commitment Ceremony – Panel 1

When Mark and I decided to have a commitment ceremony, it was immediately clear to me that I couldn’t recite anyone else’s words. So we explored what we wanted the ceremony to say, and then I wrote it. Written in rhyme (natch), the ceremony explores the nature of relationships, looking at traits common to none, some, all and specifically, ours. The entire ceremony was originally presented in a program book, and posted here are two posters made from the program book. The audio for this is done individually, so each section of the ceremony is recorded separately.

For My Dad at 80

I knew first how this poem would end–”I’m in no rush, none whatsoever”