How intoxicating it is
to take in the sheer excitement and
well wishes of others
upon hearing the news of our engagement.
In looking back, I realize
that no one has ever, ever
been excited for me in these matters.
In the past, most folks
(especially those I am related to)
have looked at me askance and muttered reluctant
congratulations, or even went so far as to
roll their eyes and belligerently state
'if that's what you want.'
(Thanks a lot for nothing. You know who you are.)
Today, I truly believe that the energy and intentions
of others, of the those who are supposed to be
our intimates and family, affect each of us significantly.
Right or wrong, good or bad,
I am certain that the energy and hopes of others will
affect this new liaison in
a profoundly positive way.
Thank you, thank you, all of you,
for loving us.