Once I Went to a Wedding

Once I went to a wedding on Oahu.

Photo Credit: Evelyn Shoop, 2014

Once I stood in line for a rental car next to a bride flying in for her wedding on Oahu. She was carrying a garment bag with her gown, standing mundanely in line, with something so precious slung over her shoulder. Hers was not this wedding.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

This wedding was grown on Oʻahu.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

For this wedding, time got so slow so it could savor every meal.

Photo Credit: Evelyn Shoop, 2014

Time got slow so it could smoke meat and put ginger flowers in silver vases.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

Time got slow so it could hold the moon over the night divers.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

Time got slow so it could take air in through its leaves and through its roots, water.

Photo Credit: Evelyn Shoop, 2014

Time got slow so the party could linger on,

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

And on.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

Somehow I was able to waft in while no one was noticing and fill a paper bowl with poke and venison.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

For the price of a blister on my hammering hand, I was allowed to eat eggs and rice and pork and learn to swim in the ocean, that incredibly overwhelming beast.

Photo Credit: Evelyn Shoop, 2014

Some days go on forever.

And ever, pouring healing oils on the soul.

Happy one-month anniversary, Lauren and Syd.

Photo Credit: Heather Park, 2014

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Photo credit for these beautiful pics goes to Heather Park. Additional photo credits, Evelyn Shoop. (Roll over photos to see.)
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3 responses to “Once I Went to a Wedding

  1. I absolutely love it!!! Thank you for sharing, it gave me chills reading it… What an unforgettable trip.

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