When Kevin and I met, and began to fall into couple patterns, we started attending mass together on weekends. I remember reading the missal that read, “the 18th (or 19th or 20th etc.) Sunday in an Ordinary Time.” What is an ordinary time?
These seemed like extraordinary times to me. I was falling love, returning to organized religion, and dreaming big dreams again. In the liturgical year, Ordinary Times are those which aren’t Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost. Of course, I am simplifying here. It is also the reason we are getting married in January- after Advent and Epiphany and before Lent.
What is ordinary? This Sunday, an ordinary Sunday, Kevin and I had breakfast at the Good Day Cafe, went to mass at the Basilica, and enjoyed walking around the Pride celebration in Loring Park. On our walk back to the parking ramp, Kevin turned to me and said, “our anniversary was two days ago.” We laughed and gasped. We’d both forgotten to even congratulate each other on one year together! Things have been happening so quickly lately- finding a home where we’ll live together in January, wedding planning, not to mention the ordinary stuff.
Happy Belated 1 Year Anniversary, Babe. Here’s to a new Anniversary in January (one we won’t forget).