Wednesday, February 10

Rachel Getting Married

Whilst bedridden, I watched Rachel Getting Married again.
It left me pondering and full of feeling ... feeling sad yet hopeful.
And in awe at the beautiful disaster that is life.
My favorite part? The groom's serenade vow.
The groom is mostly silent the entire film, despite the yelling and crying from everyone else.
A pillar in the storm.
And when everything has come to a head and nothing is resolved and life moves on ...
He sings:

She used to work in a diner
Never saw a woman look finer
I used to order just to watch her float across the floor
She grew up in a small town
Never put her roots down
Daddy always kept movin', so she did too

Somewhere on a desert highway
She rides a Harley-Davidson
Her long blonde hair flyin' in the wind
She's been runnin' half her life
The chrome and steel she rides
Collidin' with the very air she breathes
The air she breathes

His voice carries over the wedding guests.
Not loud, not even "good"
But that makes it better for some reason, truer somehow.
And that moment in the movie makes me feel all the power of life --
including love and hate and mistakes and regrets and perfect happiness.
All at once.

Because that's how life happens:
All at once.

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