Wednesday, January 16, 2008


In preparation for my own wedding I am reading through some wedding blessings and verses... here are a couple of verses I like:

Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed. I shall love you until I die.

(Voltaire, 1694-1778)

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

(Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, 1826-1887)


k-bomb said...

I love them! I too am planning my own wedding and might have to use some of your ideas.
I am also a big fan of Song of Solomon and the passion it lays on the table. Who knew the Bible could be so intimate. Did you know that when monks copied books of the Bible by hand, the Song of Solomon was the most copied book? Go figure.

rachel said...

I know, right? SoS is downright X-rated but everybody writes it off because it is part of the old testament.

What do you think of the overuse of the corinthians verses "love is patient love is kind" --? dude, that's about agape not eros. obviously it works well in a wedding situation or everyone and their mamma would not use it, but I just wish more people went beyond the surface application of those words.

but I am not trying to imply that a marriage is not about a whole lotta agape, either.