I remember thinking that the woman performing the ceremony looked like how I envisioned Gaia, the Spirit who personifies the Earth itself. Her hands looked like jagged timeless roots, melding Phil and Ann like Earth and Water. She grasped their hands like this, urgently, while she was speaking, like it was really really important….. Must of worked. They’re still together, after 27 years; and after creating and raising three fine humans to maturity. There’s something truly magical and beautiful about all of this, living and loving, slowly passing on precious Life. And I love it when you can see the story right there in the details.