on change and same

November 09, 2008 Candace Morris 4 Comments

i woke up in california today.
i had an all too short [but tragically overdue] visit with my bffs...steven and karen dunlap.
recap.
let me set the scene for you.
20 yr old candace meets
18 yr old friends steven and karen (though they met about 2 months before i met them).
instant connection with both of them.
k and s accidentally and unknowingly fall in love.
steve leaves for a semester.
karen loves steve.
steve loves karen.

candace knows all.
candace tells none.
fast forward two years to candace as the maid of honor in a beautiful wedding.

kbl and sdd taught me this:
1. how to be a child again.
2. how to laugh.
3. how to not take myself so seriously.
4. how to begin to take myself seriously...with the men. :)

i realized this weekend that ten years ago they planted a seed in me that is just now beginning to bear fruit...luscious, drippy, sickeningly sweet fruit. it's a fruit i call my wee-child inside.

i left seattle tortured by the demon of transition and the unknown.
but i returned knowing that despite the changes swirling around us,
nothing much changes. [how badly i needed this caveat of wisdom!]

at least not with steve's old soul,
and karen's all-you-can-eat buffet of kindness.
[and with the anticipation of their baby girl, i cannot see that pairing going sour, rest assured my sweet worry worm.]

nothing much changes.
nothing much at all.

From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


From I do Dunlap


I do Dunlap
i miss you already.
~candiass

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