I performed my first wedding ceremony yesterday. I can't tell you how gratifying it was to be there for such joy! The perspective of the officiant is quite interesting. I am up close and personal with the emotions. And, I can see the faces of all the guests. There is so much warmth, sincerity and well-wishing. Hate, cynicism and general darkness completely turn off for at least a time. In that moment I can see the raw goodness of humanity. That's the effect of love.