A boy watches the wedding
August 14, 2011 Berkeley Rose Garden: While visiting the Berkeley Rose Garden on a sunny afternoon, men in suits and women in fine clothes gathered one by one at the base of the garden. The strains of Pachelbel Canon in D Major glided over the roses and the bride and her escort aided by a cane proceeded slowly and gingerly down the rose covered walkway and steep steps to the waiting friends and family below. I don't know anyone in the bridal party, but for a few moments, we were witness to this simple and beautiful ceremony. It was a chance and happy encounter. Pachelbel's canon is a popular and beautiful choice for wedding processionals. Friends and relatives of ours may remember a string quartet playing this same canon at a wedding in December 1985. . .