They stepped into suits and dresses and then made their way down the street and to the park. Family surrounded them on their way down the street. He was holding her hand; she was holding his. And they were walking into the kind of radiant beauty that comes from ashes.
During the ceremony Sandy and Dennis both lit candles to recognize the loves that they had lost years ago. The tears were too many to count. They lit the candles hand in hand and leaned on each other into a new season. So even though the tears were too many to count, the laughter was too boisterous to contain.