I've been buried in pictures of flowers and vases for the past couple of days. I hope to meet with florists before the end of this month. While perusing my wedding folder I came across some possible readings for the ceremony. How do you like these words?
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;but how can one be warm alone?Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Excerpt from I Love Sonnet XVII, by Pablo Neruda:
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
i carry your heart with me by e.e. cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Are you thinking about using any interesting readings? I have a few more I'll share later.