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A Camel's Hump Wedding

Posted 9/27/2020 7:57pm by David Zemelsky.

Dear Everyone,

As I write this, I do not have permission to divulge particulars of the wedding that I would like to talk about.  A regular customer who loves Jen's flowers (for great reason) requested wedding flowers for her proposed wedding on the top of Camel's Hump Mountain (fourth highest in Vermont, 4083') this weekend.  So Jen obliged and then some.  Glorious, glorious flowers that were actually a miracle unto themselves considering that she lost a great deal of flowers to frost on both Monday and Tuesday.  Kind of like having your hands tied behind your back. 

Anyway, their concept was to climb the mountain (3.5 miles of pretty grueling uphill) and have their friend officiate for them.  As it turned out, they got up to the summit only to find that there were literally tons of people already there, making social distancing impossible.  So Mariah (that's the bride's name), being flexible went to Plan B, which was to get married by a beautiful river the next day. 

Since starting to write this letter, I've learned that it would be ok to share the pictures, which delights me and also underlines a very important thing.  Love is everything.  If you only remembered every day that "love is all you need" then so many of the terrible and haunting ills that are experienced by so many people would go away.  Sounds simple, but yet seems elusive in this divisive stage of our country's existence.  Yesterday, my sister told me that she's working on a plan to make the world a better place by suggesting that we all focus on simple, direct and helpful ways to always show love in the world.  I'm thinking about it, as I write these words.

Mariah has given me a poem by e.e. cummings to think about.  Goes something like this"

Honor the past but welcome the future
And dance your death away at your wedding…
Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born
Yours is the darkness of my souls return
You are my sun my moon and all my stars'

Yes.
You are my sun my moon and all my stars. 
You are the rope let down into my well.
in the words of Rumi, I cannot say my gratitude

 


In closing, we of Star Light are grateful to all of you for being part of what we try to do for all of you-provide real food. Stay well and take care of yourselves