Life, love, and a monkey skeleton
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“This is where love & life were celebrated beneath a monkey skeleton”

Sticker stuck behind the coffee bar at Trunk Space in Phoenix, AZ The Trunk Space is at 15th Ave/Grand.

I was waiting on the results of a test to see if I had uterine cancer. My fiancee and I were getting married in a couple of weeks. I didn’t want to wait, I wanted to marry him pre-any kind of diagnosis- to make that choice right then was important to me. So, we called our friend (who was going to marry us) and said we wanted to do a private ceremony. To make a long story short, we ended up being married at the Trunk Space, an art gallery/performance venue that is like a home away from home for us (and c0-owned by our friend that married us), beneath a huge monkey skeleton that was hanging from the ceiling. It was just the three of us, and afterward we had tiny bottles of champagne to celebrate. We all cried, and I’m not sure life has ever moved through me so freely. I was diagnosed as pre-cancerous that week, had a huge wedding that is truly one of the happiest days of my life, and then had a hysterectomy a few weeks later. : ) This will always be the place where we made that promise between the two of us, though, the one where we chose life and love. Yes, that’s corny, and I don’t care. : )

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One Response to Life, love, and a monkey skeleton
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  1. Liz Liz says:

    I adore this one. There is something about the absurdity (in a good monkey skeleton way) of it all and just… how personal I can see that event being. I love when people do, well, love in their own way.

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