kate5kiwis: still in love


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

still in love

nineteen years ago you put a circle of gold around my finger and we promised ourselves to each other:
and for a moment the whole world
revolved around one boy and one girl.

today we're stll dancing to our melodious tune:

Dancing toward Bethlehem
If there is only enough time in the final
minutes of the twentieth century for one last dance
I would like to be dancing it slowly with you,

say, in the ballroom of a seaside hotel.
My palm would press into the small of your back
as the past hundred years collapsed into a pile
of mirrors or buttons or frivolous shoes,

just as the floor of the ninteenth century gave way
and disappeared in a red cloud of brick dust.
There will be no time to order another drink
or worry about what was never said,

not with the orchestra sliding into the sea
and all our attention devoted to humming
whatever it was they were playing.

(poem by Billy Collins, found in Sailing Alone Around the Room)


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing those piccies! What a cute couple!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Yep – it’s amazing the 19 years have passed so quickly – where has the time gone?
(ps - Who is that young bloke with you in the photos and where has he gone?)
The last 19 years have been a blast – I have loved travelling them with you. Where shall we go for the next 19?

I am looking forward to tonight – wining, dining, gazing into your eyes and inwardly dancing to the sound of your lilting voice.

Now, as then – you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love . . . I love . . . I love you.


9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my!! Big, big congratulations to you both from your Canuck friends.! :)

Have a lovely time celebrating tonight! :)

PS: My goodness does D18 look just like his dad and R14 like her mama!!! Wow!!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Happy anniversary... have a wonderful dinner tonight. Nineteen years, that's some wow!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Sharonnz said...

Awwwww...you guys...sweeeeet! (Moist eyes.) Many, many congrats. 19 years is a fantastic innings so far. Have a special evening celebrating that tonight.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Kate and The Bulldog <3 :)

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I had to say it

12:16 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...


12:29 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you! Thanks for sharing your wedding photo, I love it. Hope you are having a fabulous day together.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy anniversary!! and the pictures are da bomb!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Yay! Happy anniversary!

Woozie looks so much like you :) Gorgeous girls


1:23 PM  
Blogger cesca said...

Wow! You both look SOOOO young! (Like kids playing dressups!)

Big congratulations to you both!

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Futuristics said...

NICE Blog :)

4:42 PM  
Blogger Antipodeesse said...

That's just LOVELY! Congratulations!

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow - congratulations. You both look gorgeous and Bulldog's comment above was just so romantic.

19 years!!! Brilliant.

Have a lovely anniversary.

12:03 AM  
Blogger ... said...

I miss you both and can I just say it seems totally wrong for you to be having an anniversary without US!

the der

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

You guys are gorgeous. CONGRATULATIONS!

7:51 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

good heavens... PEOPLE!!!!!
(movie line)
thanks *so* much for all the lurve, we had a perfect evening at our fave little boutique restaurant (well, we've been *twice* now and so i guess that fits the *fave* category?) and the raindrops even stopped while we dashed to the car!!!
mwah X

2:00 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Happy Anniversary, you Gorgeous Kids!!! Glad your celebration was fun, and here's to many more years of togetherness :)

4:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Loved reading about your Happy Anniversary and the poem. Sorry I'm late for the party. Much joy to you both. :) xxx

9:50 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh No! I just messed up your 19 comments for your 19th anniversary! Well, you're on your 20th year, right? 20 comments for 20 years! xxxxx

9:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh no! I just can't stop!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Lutheran Lucciola said...

You guys are just adorable, I swear. I have to link your blog to mine, probably in the crafting section, Either that or I have to start an "adorable family" section.

I think we are all about the same age....you guys born around 1968?

Much love,

8:16 AM  

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