There are often more weddings during the summer months, so here are some thoughts on Marriage from Kahil Gibran.
“You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be space in your togetherness,
And let the winds of heaven dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
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.”
Not particularly related to marriage, here are two thoughts, linked by stars…..
“Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered.” Graham Kendrick
And again from Kahil Gibran:
“That which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.”