“Look!” said one of the water bugs to another. “One of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?” Up, up, up it slowly went….Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn’t return…
As a Celebrant standing in front of wedding guests or in front of mourners at a funeral, I have a responsibility to my wedding couples and funeral families to look respectable, portray the occasion in an appropriate manner, and of course – be true to myself.
My week started like any other ordinary Monday. I had two funeral ceremonies to officiate, so my thoughts were with the two families who had a very difficult day ahead. The ceremonies were prepared, rehearsed, printed out in a presentation folder and I was ready to ensure that the memories they had entrusted to me were going to be delivered in the most heartfelt manner. I was cool, calm and collected. For a while at least.
A Humanist Celebrant and a Civil Celebrant are the same thing – right? Wrong! Justine Wykerd of Just Celebrations explains the difference between the two.