Greetings from Austin, Texas, where I'm preparing to celebrate the installation of the Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church.
In our denomination, this is the ritual celebrating the formal tie between a minister and a congregation. It is a very special relationship, and the quickest (if not the most accurate) analogy is to a wedding.
So I've been making wedding jokes for weeks.
And then it struck me--I've never been in anyone else's wedding, so I am going to count my chalice-lighting role as being a bridesmaid.
Big Bang Theory fans, I am playing Amy Farrah Fowler for drama here, and really hoping I get a tiara. If we make that happen, I'll update this post with a picture.