Thursday, January 20, 2011

She Said Yes


It was my first trip to the Grand Canyon and the ring was burning a hole in my pocket since before Christmas. Full moon, freezing air and my tiny iPod touch playing a familiar,sweet and nearly inaudible song. I asked if she was surprised. Between body shaking laughs she nodded, some pure honesty slipped past my teeth as I said, "me too."

We sat on a rock ledge between the gaping depth and the lonely clapboard cabins where uninterested deer munched on cold grass. I couldn't help but see a giant metaphor for two people. Backs to a lonely place while facing the complex void as fear is twisted so tightly across excitement, it feels as if any risk has to be worth it. "Geez Micha, we're like adults now..." she says as the canyon swallows every unnecessary sound. Suddenly something that didn't exist 10 seconds earlier, suddenly becomes something I don't want to live without.

Long story short, the Cricket and I are getting married.

24 comments:

Chris Detrick said...

ausgezeichnet!!!!!

So when is the big day?? Will it be in Bavaria? Congrats to you both!

BWJones said...

Congratulations!

Justin Caldwell said...

Awesome, man. Congrats!

Geoff Liesik said...

Congrats to you both.

Winter said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Erin Hooley said...

OMGsh congrats!!

Wendy said...

Oh happy day...congratulations!!!

Steve Gravano said...

Congrats! Marriage is good.

calanan said...

Woohoo, congrats!!

The Real Jim Heywood said...

Congo rats!

christy said...

congratulations mike! want me to photograph your wedding for swapsies? we all need to get together - i can't believe i havent met THE girl yet

Nat said...

HOORAY for you both! Congratulations!!!

TJ said...

Congrats buddy, awesome news!

lindsay said...

Congratulations!! I'm one of your new followers/fans. Keep up the good work!

Lin said...

Ahhhh, sweetness. I don't even know you, but I'm happy for you both. Wishing you the very best...

Sarah A. Miller said...

whoo!! congrats!

NJ said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful post. I can feel the excitement!

Mike Terry said...

Thank you so much for the well wishes! Just gotta find a photographer now.

the.kim.peterson said...

CONGRATULATions!!!!

BIG B...little b and baby C said...

Congrats Mikey!!!

Alyssa said...

John and I are so excited for you! Oh and I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. I've only been blogging for a little while but John and I love checking in on you and viewing your beautiful photos. Good luck and be sure to announce when the big day is.

Geoffrey said...

very cool! congrats!

Ariana Torrey said...

'Bout damn time, Miguel! You guys are going to be awesome forever. Don't worry, marriage won't change that.

P.S. I would say something proper in German as congratulations, but all I know is that the word "snot" is Schnodder. Ahahaha oh god. Comedy gold, isn't it, the German language? Sorry, I realize schnodder has nothing to do with marriage. Unless it was through schnodder and through health!! Ahaha wow, I am amusing myself WAY too much now. Sorry again. Blame the alcohol or something.

Craig said...

Congrats Mike!