‘The world needs more people like both of you and not just who you are as individuals but who you are when you’re together.’
Our exit was coming up and my eyes were flicking between a Los Angeles freeway and my rearview mirror, in the corners of which I could see both Dylan and Geoff, contentedly discussing some of life’s deepest questions with me as we made our way to their reception.
‘Cos there’s something really special between the two of you that I’ve never seen in anyone else before…’
I let my sentence trail off while trying to keep my emotions in check and not be that weird guy crying in the front seat of the car. It was true though. I’d just been a part of one of the most beautiful ceremonies I can remember and had seen and felt something special with the people in the back seat of my Yukon.
Dylan and Geoff are California natives who transplanted themselves to NYC for 10 years where Dylan attended Julliard (actually the hardest school in the world to be accepted to for anyone in the Arts) before graduating and becoming an actress, producer and activist. My heart beats happily when I’m around Dylan and there’s a radiance that shines so bright from her. She is good and kind and beautiful and I’m so thankful to know her.
Geoff is one of the most unique people I’ve ever met. And yes, that’s a very good thing. He has a sense of humour that is very much his own (even though he’ll tell you he gets it from his Dad) and there’s an awareness of others that he possesses that makes you feel as though you’re the only person in the world when you’re around him. He’ll ask you about every aspect of your life, listen to your thoughts and concerns and then offer a heartfelt opinion based on his interpretation of what you’ve told him. Geoff is a Principal now in L.A. and he’s the kind of guy who’ll end up on Ellen because of how much time and energy he puts into the kids at his school. I wish my Headmaster was more like Geoff.
And for those of you who might be wondering, the ceremony took place in Dylan’s backyard!
Thanks for the beautiful memories, gang.