is a very small sample of the numerous readings contained in my wedding
materials that you may choose to include in your ceremony:
you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the
May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long
upon the earth.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
one another, yet make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shore of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not of the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping,
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
ON FEELING SAFE
George Eliot (1819-1880)
the comfort of feeling safe
with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts,
nor measure words,
but to pour them all out
just as chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand
will take and sift them,
keeping what is worth keeping
and with a breath of kindness,
blow the rest away.
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