After three weeks of preparations, we finally got to the Fourth of July and the celebration…. the renewal… of our vows. Part of me wants to publish the vows here, and part of me wants to keep it sacred.. something we share with those in our presence…
Each time we read our vows I am moved. Moved by how each word fits perfectly into how I feel about this Master/slave relation. I suppose part of why I want to share is pride but also there is a feeling that more people might be moved and inspired to make their collaring event as special as they can.
We stood in our magical spot, surrounded by friends that we love so dearly, the area freshly blessed….. nothing but good energy…. and we shared. Then we feasted.
So much food! While the food on the grill heated up we served ratatouille. This all vegetable dish is filled with big chunks of all kinds of veggies.. not too soft and not too firm… each bite a different delight for the pallet and taste buds. Seafood salad and of course the ever present coleslaw and potato salad, with a little macaroni salad thrown into the mix. Chips and beverages of all sorts. People mingled on the upper and lower decks or out by the roaring fire that Beowulf built. A steady stream of carnivore delights flowed off the grill, graciously provided and carefully attended to by Deka. Dogs and burgers of course, but also chicken breasts with or without BBQ sauce, ribs and brisket.
The smell drifted over the scene, calling people who were already full to come and sample just a little more. We finished off three bottles of wine. Later, as people began to plan for the drive home, we broke out some frozen treats.. chocolate or strawberry eclair pops… a fun little thing to cap the evening.
I like to think everyone left a little fatter and a lot happier, wrapped in the warm glow of good company and lively conversation. I’ve already posted the event in Fet for next year. Carpe Diem my friends, be someone’s great day!