By Laura Mills
Yoga has a way of revealing itself when mats are nowhere near and poses are far out of mind. Not long ago I stood in a huddled group under an awning as rain poured onto the intended outdoor site of a wedding. I knew an alternative plan existed, but at the same time I sympathized with what I assumed was the distress of the couple at the abandonment of their hope to exchange vows in a garden under blue sky and sunshine…not to mention the logistics of relocating the wedding party, musicians, decorations, and a houseful of guests.
Following instructions, we drove from the garden to the reception site, where the ceremony had been rescheduled to begin an hour later. After a short wait in the lobby, ushers guided us into the ballroom. With dining chairs organized into rows, a stage set up with pulpit and flowers, the musicians playing, the smiling bride walked down an aisle among family and friends right on schedule.
In the meantime I had observed no frowns or grumbles from any of the key players. From my perspective, all had applied themselves to the situation and quickly adapted, and in the end the vows were said, the decorations and music were lovely, the mood was festive, and the reception started on time. Plus, because of the rain, we all had the privilege of participating in someone’s really great wedding story….