EYE TO EYE
As priest I have been blessed
to be standing there - less than
12 inches - a ruler distance away -
when couples look each other
eye to eye - when they take and make
their vows to each other in marriage.
As priest I have been doubly blessed
to be standing there - looking at a
couple looking each other in the eye -
at their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary -
renewing their vows to each other in marriage.
As priest, I have been 100 times blessed
to see couples almost on top of each other
when saying goodbye - looking at each
other eye to eye in a nursing home -
when one has to go home alone for
the night - or one is going home for good.
© Andy Costello, Reflections, 2015