Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Monastery at Melk



I am walking across the ballroom at the Monastery at Melk. You can imagine all the monks waltzing with each other in their dark robes: "No I want to take the male position this time; I was the female last time." Monk spats.

Actually, the Monastery at Melk hosted the royalty of Europe. The Empress Maria Theresa had had her own room and rooms for all her entourage. The cathedral is one of my all time favorites. I wanted to fall to my knees and praise God. Not many places have that effect on me.

The last time we were here, Sue Howe married us at the alter. She faced us and said to me, "Do you?" and I said, "I do." Then she turned to Tom and said, "Do you?" and he said "I do." She then pronounced us husband and wife. A tasteful and short ceremony.

We are still married.


6 comments:

Kristen said...

I enjoyed reading the monk spat. This is a gorgeous place! How lucky you are to be there, how jealous I am that I'm not!

Jason Merrell said...

What a riot! I love Sue Howe. Glad to know you and Tom are still married.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your marriage.

Katy said...

Together forever. True love.

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nakiru said...

Louise, I heart you.