Friday, August 22, 2008

Celebratin' the Decade

I can't hardly believe it, but 10 years have passed since Tony and I got married! I made this little video for our anniversary 2 years ago, but I thought I'd share it again now since it shows our unique wedding.

We had a small wedding on 8/22/98, just us, with my best friend Maria, who brought us a flower, her husband Eduardo who took pictures, and their daughter Hope. Then the next day, on 8/23/98, we had our Feast of Celebration potluck picnic, with about 200 friends, artists, activists, and family.

Our budget was about $2,200, which included the rings, and my dress, which was $37. Instead of wedding presents like china or silver, our friends helped organize the folding of 1,000 origami paper cranes, and also brought things like a helium tank, easy-up tents, catering warming trays, arts and crafts supplies, that added to our celebration. I'll end this post with a poem Tony wrote way back when.

Two Lovers
two lovers in love
two birds building a nest in a grapefruit tree
two dancers doing the Tanko Bushi
two hands raising a red banner
two eyes dreaming of a new day
two wheels on the J-town Express
two fists pounding out their history
two feet taking each other down First Street
two arms holding up the sky
two grains of rice in a Feast of Resistance
two lips--one kiss

Happy Ten Years Tony O, I love you, I love you.


b.q. said...

wow. I really enjoyed watching that...Happy Anniversary! Nice to end the week with such a happy feeling.

Anonymous said...

feliz aniversario!!!

Letty & Paul