Marriage Two Ways

marriage two waysMarriage #1 in white dress and Spanish laced veil with hundreds of my parent’s friends assembled for the spectacle. Six ladies in waiting paired with six eager boy wonders. The rabbi called it the “match of the century.” It produced two lovely, strong women, but petered out.

Marriage #2 a legal, administrative act to legitimize my second love of 20-plus years. Because now we can. No witnesses, no rose petals, no false promises. The judge pronounced us woman and woman and we left hand in hand to go home and feed our puppies.

 

Ada Jo Mann is passionate about words and their power to entertain, inspire, and transform.

Photo credit: Jo Christian Oterhals

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