Elisabeth and Derek

Her face peered at me through tall grass
and we held our breath,
still-lives in dappled light,
not sure of the other
curious-wonder at meeting at all.

-“The Doe” by Susan Auld

It can feel like a miracle when we meet people we think we can be friends with, but to meet someone you think you can spend your life with? Mind-blowing. Derek and Elisabeth are one of the most special couples I have ever known. They exhibit a love and kindness with each other that is rare and humbling to be around. May we all treat each other like the lovely Doe’s, married at the Overlook Barn in the mountains of North Carolina.