Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Sixth of Fifth

I think that love is so much easier than you realize,
If you can give yourself to someone, then you should.

The 6th has become my favorite day of the month.  It was on the 6th of September - eight 6ths ago - that Suzanne and Ryan were married.  And on the 6th of June - one 6th away - Rob and Jess shall be married.

Pretty heady times for my two - and for their two too.  Damn happy that I have been given the chance to be here and to bear witness to it.  On a shelf in my office I have a photograph that Margaret took of Suzanne, Rob and me on the Tilt-A-Whirl at Jenkinson's in the summer of '91.  The four of us went there one evening not too long after Margaret and I started dating.  I smile when I look at that photograph.  All three of us look incredibly young.  Each one of us has a smile on our face. 

I am not an especially bright man.  Nor am I, all things considered, an especially good human.  Nevertheless, in spite of myself perhaps, twenty-three years up the road from that summer's night on the Jenkinson's Boardwalk, I still am privileged to see those two smiling faces.   And I am still privileged to spend my day-to-day with the woman who was behind the camera that evening.  

It is enough to make every day feel like a 6th irrespective of its position on the calendar.          


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