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Old 21.01.2015, 23:39
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Re: Reading for wedding

Thank you all for your replies! I shall be looking them up later on when I'm kid-free!

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The first question is, are you reading something they choose or something you choose?

Second, what kind of a reading? Religious? Mushy romance? A poem of some sort?

Third, is this a first marriage or second? Any kids involved?

I can give you all sorts of tips but this is where you generally start.

Edit: @dk - um, no.
She's letting me choose! That's what I mean, I see it as like choosing her a perfect gift!!
Not religious, yes she does like poetry. First marriage, no kids (she's a wonderful auntie though!)
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Old 22.01.2015, 13:06
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Old 22.01.2015, 13:26
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Thank you all for your replies! I shall be looking them up later on when I'm kid-free!



She's letting me choose! That's what I mean, I see it as like choosing her a perfect gift!!
Not religious, yes she does like poetry. First marriage, no kids (she's a wonderful auntie though!)
Here is my contribution, "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann 1927.

This was doing the rounds in the 70's and then kind of forgotten about these last decades, still applicable though.
I feel it's long enough but not too long for a reading and shouldn't step on anybodies toes, so to speak.


Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann
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Old 22.01.2015, 13:46
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Re: Reading for wedding

rumi is always nice for weddings.
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