Be bold

April 20, 2007

There’s something about being this in love that it makes you want to get married over and over again. Once a month. On every continent. Okay, maybe not the really cold one… but Damonimg_0867.jpg and I are having our “western” wedding (as our Indian friends would say) tomorrow in New Hope, Pennsylvania and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s a tiny, family affair, with a larger gathering of friends on Sunday. (And a webcam for some far-flung friends who we wouldn’t do this without.) Tonight, the families are meeting for the first time at our house, and then it’s on to a weekend of celebration. We’ve worked hard to plan a really personal ceremony (in English, this time) that is reflective of where we’ve been and where we’re headed and all that we’re grateful for. During this week when so many are facing such excruciating loss in Virginia, we’re sharing in the grief, and trying our hands at courage. Ferociously holding onto this happiness, fully aware of how easily it can be taken.

Thank you for taking the time to follow my Indian adventures, and for sharing with me as so many of you have. In some ways, this past year looked like it had the chance to be my worst-ever, and then it had to go all “best-one-yet” on me and so many of you helped make it so. Dig. So, cheers to you and yours, this weekend and always. To those you’ve loved, those you’ve lost, and those still out there, waiting for you to find them.

“…very likely she has always understood what I have slowly learned… that love is hard, that while many good things are easy, true love is not, because love is first of all a power, its own power, which must continually make its way forward from night into day, from transcending union always forward into day.

And as the plane descends, it comes to me… that once the lover recognizes the other, knows for the first time what is most to be valued in another, from then on, love is very much like courage, perhaps it is courage, and even perhaps, only courage.” -Galway Kinnell



  1. Thank you so much for including us in your day of joy, Kara. You looked beautiful, Damon looked elegant and you both looked – and sounded – very happy. Those of us who were watching from a distance all admitted to shedding a few tears – happy ones, of course. Being able to ‘talk’ to each other while we waited and during certain moments in the service made us feel even more a part of it – at least for me.

    I look forward to seeing many pictures on Flickr in the not-too-distant future.

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