Friday, July 10, 2009

The Book of Love (and Anniversaries)

Here's a lovely vid my sister made for her wife, Pam, on their 5th anniversary (today). Why didn't I do this for my darling spousette on our 14th, mere weeks ago? Because I'm a deadbeat. Get off my back. Plus, I'd never heard this beautiful song until last week. Peter Gabriel's voice just slays me.

Happy 5th Anniversary! from Joy Howard on Vimeo.

The E.E. Cummings poem toward the end is what I read at the wedding, though the version I read from had a typo and I remember mildly wigging out when I got to it, trying to make sure I got the line right. Pam's brother read the Dr. Seuss story, "The Sneetches," which had a huge resonance for this only-recently-legalized event.

My sis posted the video along with a quote from Margaret Marshall, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage in the state: “Marriage...bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family…Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.”

Congrats, oh my sissers. I love you both.


Joybells said...

I never knew about the typo! Sorry about increasing the degree of difficulty on your triple front summy. Oh well, with the flawless execution and splashless entry, every single judge gave you a 10!

Love you big biggie, brother o' mine.

Bryn said...

oh, that's lovely!! I kind of want to rip off this idea of making a vid. even though our anniversary is coming RIGHT up and my skills are almost nonexistent. Hmm.

Jasph said...

Yeah, I so wish I'd thought of this that it almost makes me mad. Then I watch it again and it makes me so happy I cry. I'm a bi-polar bear of melting iceberg tendencies over here.

Mark Logan said...

Man, thanks for sharing that. It's lovely and nearly made me cry.