On Marriage

Today, I’m reading a passage from The Prophet, by Khalil Gabran, at Meagan McCrystle’s wedding. Upon finding this passage while doing research for different wedding reading options, I felt an instant connection. As I explore love a second time around, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want. This passage speaks exactly to what I believe a strong relationship looks like.

I couldn’t be happier to be reading this at Meagan and Patrick’s wedding. šŸ™‚

An excerpt from “TheĀ Prophet” by Khalil Gabran

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together whenĀ theĀ white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even inĀ theĀ silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And letĀ theĀ winds of heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea betweenĀ theĀ shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not fromĀ theĀ same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even asĀ theĀ strings of a lute are alone though they quiver withĀ theĀ same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For onlyĀ theĀ hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
ForĀ theĀ pillars ofĀ theĀ temple stand apart,
AndĀ theĀ oak tree andĀ theĀ cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

I love you Meagan and I am thrilled to be part of your special day. I wish you and Patrick an amazing life together (but not too together!)

One response to “On Marriage

  1. I love you too! Thank you so much for being a part of my wedding, the reading was wonderful.

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