I found this passage from Thomas Hardy’s “Far From The Madding Crowd” when I was researching material for a couple who met while both were vacationing in Mexico. Though from different parts of the country, they began a long distance relationship that eventually led to marriage. I found the words in this excerpt to be so relevant as they applied in that situation. It may work well for you too!
“We are all on our own paths, all on our own journeys.
Sometimes the paths cross, and people arrive at the crossing points at the same time and meet each other. There are greetings, pleasantries are exchanged, and then they move on. But then once in a while the pleasantries become more, friendship grows, deeper links are made, hands are joined and love flies. The friendship has turned to love.”
There are so many ways to add something customized to your wedding ceremony. One of the best ways is to include a reading, either by a friend, relative, or the Officiant. I always ask my couples who their favorite authors are, and then include a relevant quote from that person (and sometimes, yes, it CAN be challenging to find a suitable quote depending on the author!!!!) I’ll be posting suggestions here on a weekly basis. Maybe you’ll find something that you like. I’ll be including some of the more common ones, and some that are a little more obscure. I hope you enjoy them, and feel free to suggest some of your own!
Today’s reading comes from Albert Einstein, and was brought to my attention by Megan, one of my brides – thanks, Megan!
“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”