Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wedding Surprise

'Keep it fresh', someone once said about writing poetry, yet "keep" implies control. How to live a fresh life? Maybe wander a bit and do nothing; though, as for exercise, I need routine, which can be be reassuring but sometimes dull. Sunday I went out for what I thought would be a routine walk, round and round on a brick path, and found a wedding party assembled for photographs. I wish I had gotten a shot of the red fans the bridesmaids carried but it was difficult. I didn't want to intrude. The couple was striking.

There was break-away action.

How do you break up the routine? Or do you?


  1. I was wrong. There are red fans in the pictures--click on the second photo. Low-tech cooling.

  2. so much here, mim...i love the red-pepper bordered dresses; and i love randomly coming across a wedding, as you did--i always cry...such a wacky sentimentalist; and, it's so much fun to try and match up the families, the parents...
    i am so glad you took these wonderful pictures and shared them with us.

  3. Mim, is there actually such a thing as a routine walk? Because anything might anytime come and announce itself, as you already know :) Routine is no enemy to those that remain engaged (is what I think).

  4. Miriam

    Behind the bridal party in the shot you pointed out, when enlarged, one can clearly see Cyrus Dalin's wonderful sculpture of an Indian dipping water with his cupped hand. That water source flows into the pool behind the celebrants. It is an Olmstead park and quite a treasure.

  5. Signs--I like your question! If a walk were only routine and nothing else wouldn't that be Depression Walk! "Engaged" is the word.

    Bluedog--didn't realize that the statue was in the photo. I wonder whether the wedding party saw it. You did, and many others.

  6. Beautiful post! Thanks for the awesome story about taking a break!

  7. I think that some of us would like to think of ourselves as spontaneous people and yet we succumb to the might of routine. I have mine, which my wife never fails to highlight. :-)

    I loved the photo of the woman catching the little one. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  8. D. R. --Thanks.

    Hello, Cuban--will you post some vacation photos when you get back?

    There's satisfying routine and then there's sinking into a rut. I dread the rut.

    I'm glad you don't mind the blur in the photo--motion!

    Regards from Boston

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