Saturday, March 17, 2007

Five O’Clock Shadow 5





Five O'Clock Shadow 5

Originally uploaded by evo_terra.


Oh, and outside shot. Yep. Beautiful day in Sedona as I prep for the wedding. Was 97 in Phoenix. Hello Arizona. Hope you enjoyed spring -- last week.

I've had a great day so far and look forward to an even better evening. This will be the [counts in head] fifth [?] wedding I've performed since my "ordination". Quotes quite appropriate. All of them have been for close friends of for close friends of close friends, and none of them were done for any "fee". Well, I guess that's not totally true, as I got an overnight hotel room stay out of two of them due to distance. Seems fair.

For those curious, I'm ordained through the Universal Life Church. While this may sound heretical to many, I perform non-religious wedding ceremonies. A wedding is, in my opinion, first a social contract between two people, then a governmental organization, and then anybody else. Insert your deity of choice for that last one. The two pepole take care of the first and the latter, but need someone recognized by that governmental organization for the middle. That's the part I play. Maybe I should post a sample of the basic ceremony? Each is customized for the individuals... maybe I'll ask my sister?

At any rate, this is what I'm doing today. There's no internet access here in the canyon, so this won't go up until Sunday. I may change the date in WordPress.

2 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the typical Arizona spring, although it is supposed to be a BIT cooler this week. The final tease before we forget why we live in AZ for the next 8 or 9 months. I bet Sedona was lovely. And YOU- Mr. Ordained! I think that is wonderful, you have always seemed a gentle soul to me so it fits you perfectly.

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  2. Hi,

    My fiancee and I are looking for a non-religious minister for our wedding in Sedona this coming November. Can we chat to you about it?

    Thanks!
    Carl

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