we had reason to celebrate. We donned our finest and drove to our west, to witness a wedding. It was a lovely event and a great party; filled with family and friends who were all happy and pleased to be there.
Too many people who were there are no longer with us, having passed on through old age or illness. Perhaps it is better that they don't know what happened recently.
Unfortunately, the reasons for that ceremony and celebration no longer exist, except in name only. Separation and divorce affect so many people in a family, and friends as well. One should think carefully before initiating it, about how many people will be devastated by the action.
It is a sad time for us all.