A Word Through Song

Hage

 All the storms and oceans
All the sheltering sky
All this earth and she and I

Wait, until it happens
Wait, the moment will come
Wait, but all those are already one

And she asks me, how many sunrises
Will we watch from start to finish
How many will we witness?

And my answers are only ever surmises
Maybe a handful of times
Before the next life, before the next life

Here, we stop beneath the leaves
Here, a moment to stay
Here, a gift of pale green color, here above her

And she asks me, how many sunrises
Will we watch from start to finish
How many will we witness?

And my answers are only ever surmises
Maybe a handful of times
Before the next life

A kiss, a prayer, a laugh, a song
She won’t try to tell me, what’s right from wrong
A song, a laugh, a prayer, a kiss
She won’t try to tell me, I need more than this

All my answers, all my surmises
Will never do it justice
She’ll just have to trust it

Wait here, ’til the sun rises
Watch from start to finish
No one as our witness
With no one as our witness

-“Hymn”

Yoga Wedding

So, it has only been a couple of days since he popped the question, but my mind is already tunnel visioned towards one thing-the wedding! Thus, the reason why there’s now this new category, I Said Yes! From here on out, this is where I plan to express the joys and frustrations of being wedding-fixated, and right now I actually type totally mind-blown.

Again, not that I’ve had too long to muse over this, but lately I have been wondering how I could be wed by a yogi. I mean, as a yogi myself, I just love the idea of the minister (or whatever) communicating the wisdom of yogic peace and light and unity at my future wedding. So, this led me to google search “yoga wedding,” and lo and behold, I’ve been taken way further than I was even imagining!

I’ll let you google it yourself, but my search led me to come across a bunch of inspiring images of, well, yoga weddings!

O.k. Here is one:

Photo Credit: bridalmusings.com

But how stinkin’ cool?! This blog (where I found this image): bridalmusings.com actually does a post about a yoga bridal photo shoot! I mean, I can’t believe I haven’t even thought of that!

Anyway, I just wanted to share that I am melting away over these knew discoveries and ideas. I guess I still need to look into finding a yogi minister, though!

Au revoir, mademoiselle!

So, the other day, I had expressed to my boyfriend who is a native French speaker that I would not ever want to be addressed as Madame in French. It just sounded so cold, and honestly, gross to me. Bleh.

No, I told him. I don’t think I will be married. I am gonna stay mademoiselle!

Well. So much for that conviction, because much
to my surprise he ended up proposing to me that same night and he is now my fiancé! Aha! So, I am now looking at my last months as Ms. Phoenix, and am quite happy that I am soon to be Mrs./Madame Steffen!!!!!

En Memoriam

EnMemoriamAnd I recall us gazing out into forever,

The darkness that was the heavens and vast sea,

As we spoke of possibilities–the seemingly impossible dreams.

We were one that evening,

In the dark,

In the calm,

With the whispering of the waves-our loud troubles were silenced.

Then our hearts sang in unison as we ran,

As we fell and became enveloped in the cold grains of sand.

Yet, we left that night behind us as if we could go back.

So very foolish to think that there’s ever going back.