Today, I’m marrying the love of my life. It’s the most exciting day of my life and one that is already flying by. I want to remember every detail — the light mist that fell in the morning, the way Stephanie will look when I first lay eyes on her on the back porch of her family’s lodge, the faces of the people who have come from far and wide to celebrate with us.
I want to be a sponge, to soak up the details before they slip away into memory. And yet, so often, the past is just the stories we tell. So much of what happens today will be a beautiful blur.
The one thing I won’t ever forget is the way I feel. The love that fills me for this incredible woman and the excitement I feel as we start our lives together.
In Plato’s Symposium, Aristophanes describes humanity as beings split in ancient times and love as the feeling when you know you’ve found your missing half. Stephanie is my other half; she makes me whole. If I remember nothing else about today, I know I will forever recall this amazing feeling. I will always remember the love.
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Jonny Eberle is a writer in Tacoma, WA.