Mom and Dad for trusting me to find my own way
Randy and Lisa for showing me it's possible to trust yourself
Mike and Marcia for welcoming me into their family
Kim and Charlie for the flamingos
Tim and Gilda for Mark and Jocelyn
Boo for cupcake delivery
Henry for the best God damn grooms' cake I've ever had
Mark and John for their smiles
Brian, Mike, Sean, and Tim for ushing like crazy
Richard, my best man, for absolutely everything
Michael, Dan's best man, for Helene and Anya
Mike and Matt for documenting it all
Christine for the beautiful flowers
Greg and Chris for the picture in this post
Tioli's Crazee Burger (honest!) for amazing food
Will of Eclipse Chocolat for the truffles
Chris and Dan for making the trip
The other 100 people I won't mention here due to (a) tired and (b) sleepy
Austin, for his shouty voice, love, friendship, and text. Thank you, Austin!
I can't believe it happened. I really can't. I'm overjoyed.
As Walt Whitman said:
The past and present wilt--I have fill'd them, emptied them.
And proceed to fill my next fold of the future.
Listener up there! what have you to confide to me?
Look in my face while I snuff the sidle of evening,
(Talk honestly, no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute longer.)
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)