If you are married, then you have had the joy of picking all the music to be played at your wedding ceremony. Your first dance, your father daughter dance, the song that will be played as you walk down the aisle as husband and wife, and of course the song that will play while your dad escorts you down the aisle. I'm sure that when you chose the song that would be ceremoniously played while you walked towards your husband-to-be, arm in arm with your father, it didn't cross your mind that some day you would have to hear that song and your dad would be gone. Nope, didn't think so..because that never crossed my mind either.
When I chose Pachelbel's Canon in D for my walk down the aisle, it was probably the easiest music choice I made for our wedding. Every other song choice was made between several choices and with much discussion. But not Canon in D. Ever since I began imagining my dream wedding, I knew I would enter the church to this song.
Of course I knew my dad was sick, he had lost enough weight at this point that his tuxedo measurements for my wedding were the same exact measurements from his own wedding 32 years ago. The thing is, even knowing about all the treatments he had tried and knowing that the cancer just would not go into remission, I never imagined he would be gone so soon. And then it happened and my dad was gone before my first anniversary even rolled around.
|Photography by Alex Goykhman|