Sometimes there is a clear path we march along, our heads held high, our goal in sight. But more often we are led down the abstract way where the twists and turns are so jagged that we can't see our way forward. We keep moving along because we have no choice…that is what life asks of us.

As we take each step our journey is fueled by the hope that the answers we seek are up ahead…just around the bend of the abstract way.

Chapter 43-Rose and Lauren's Wedding

The last guests don't leave until just before three a.m., and despite our exhaustion, Rose, Lauren, Edward, and I are still amped up. We open a stray bottle of champagne and sit by the fire pit to toast a perfect night and relive high points of the wedding. All in all we decide that it was stellar…an event that no one who attended will ever forget.