“Oh mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child in my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?”
-Stevie Nicks, Landslide
Man, you just have to admire people who take the most personal of thoughts and toss them out for the world to see. Ms. Nicks asks the questions so many of us ponder in one manner or the other. What am I doing here and what’s going to happen going forward?
And what, pray tell, is love?
Nothing seems quite so elusive as finding a definition for love, much less being able to put into words why we love someone.
Maybe it doesn’t need to be defined. Maybe love just is. When we enter into a love relationship we rarely ease our way in. We use the phrase ‘fall in love’ because that’s what we do. We fall. We go into a free fall with no way of knowing where we might land.
At the recent Poetry Slam competition Ms. Taylor Pasch won with her offering entitled simply, ‘Love’. Her last line tells it all.
“Real love will come when it is least expected.”
Few expect it and it can come at the most inconvenient of times.
But when it does?
Here are the couples who have recently made their way to the County Clerk’s office and signed on to enter into the awesome adventure known as marriage.
Amanda Hunter, Standale & Phillip Afton, Bailey
Naomi Thompson, White Cloud & Gabriel Becker, White Cloud
Matthew Meeuwenberg, Grant & LeeShay Henderson, Grant
Tony Funkey, Fremont & Norma Gates-Tanis, Fremont
Brent Wilks, Fremont & Melissa Jewett, Fremont
Jon Haywood, Grant & Vickie Boylan, Grant
Kaylee Morehouse, Fremont & Payton Hotz-Hild, Fremont
Crystal Calkins, Fremont & Jason Slovin, Lansing
Adam Drouillard, White Cloud & Tabbithia Rich, Newaygo