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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kitty Mclewin!

Her wonderful advice included "On Marriage", a passage from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, that my parents read to each other at their own wedding.

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens 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.

Inspiring, don't you think? As for Kitty, our lucky winner, please email your mailing address to {}!

Photo by Elizabeth Messina of Kiss the Groom.


  1. oh i love that quote!! one of my best friends already knows she wants it read at her wedding--though she's still uncertain who the groom will be :)

  2. Woah!
    I have never heard of that quote, but wow it is freaking gorgeous! :)

  3. boo that it wasn't me but congrats to Kitty:)

  4. That is beautiful :)

  5. Such a beautiful saying and one of my favorite books of all times!

    Have a great Sunday Lena :)

  6. congrats to her, i loved reading everyone's advice

  7. What a beautiful poem (:

    Check out my photography blog sometime:

  8. Okay, remind me that I want to say that at every single wedding I attend. That is all.



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