Wedding guests and bride and groom---
each of us, our own thoughts, our own history
as joy and commitment is celebrated,
each of us invested, each of us moved
by the vows, the celebration,
families and friends growing in love.
Plants in the garden, each in its own place
changing this place, adding beauty,
adding purpose, growing a sense of place.
Each string on the guitar, its own voice,
its own vibration, its own depth,
its own potential, allowed to breathe.
Each bird song in the morning mist,
each voice adding to the whole,
each doing its part to make the day
Each is important
Each in its own way, its own voice, its own place
as part of the greater whole.
Neal Lemery, July 2011