This is not just surprise and pleasure.
This is not just beauty sometimes
too hot to touch.
This is not a blessing with a beginning and an end.
This is not just a wild summer.
This is not conditional.
... discovered in Mary Oliver's book of poems Felicity
We marked 26 years together yesterday
a day that has bent with the weight of
joys and sorrows for others in our lives
a day that has thickened with years of
a day that has shimmered with colors of
our children and their wonderful life partners
we are grateful.