3:00 pm Friday afternoon: wedding rehearsal with (l to r) Andy Osburn (groom), Caro Dainer (bride), and Taiun Michael Elliston (celebrant).
"My" little girl is getting married. I provided Caro's newcomer instructions the first time she came to the Zen Center, practiced with her for years at Monday Night Zazen, and even selected her dharma name (Kusuba) for her initiation ceremony.
Tomorrow, I will be attending her wedding, with a very minor role in the ceremony (leading the Heart Sutra chant).
And the years keep rolling by.