Wedding Reading Wednesday: Finding the Perfect Match!

Finding your perfect match!

Finding your perfect match!

So what’s the perfect reading?  The one that  fits the couple’s personality.  This lovely reading was chosen by a friend who not only read it beautifully but framed with a few pertinent comments about the couple that made this reading so much more meaningful than just reading it alone with no preamble.  Thanks to Sarah for letting me share this!

“The first clue to Carrie and Gardy’s love may have been the way they laughed together, right away, hardly knowing one another, but knowing the world was funnier and lighter and more doable when the other one was around. What I see between them is a shared world in which they will endlessly entertain one another, side by side in real life, but also in their private universe of jokes, and funny voices, and dance moves, and all the other tiny wonderful things that I imagine make marriages last.

This poem by Pablo Neruda reminded me of them, their love, and the power of hearing your beloved laugh, a magic feeling that I see in Carrie and in Gardy all the time. “

My struggle is harsh and I come back
with eyes tired
at times from having seen
the unchanging earth,
but when your laughter enters
it rises to the sky seeking me
and it opens for me all
the doors of life.

My love, in the darkest
hour your laughter
opens, and if suddenly
you see my blood staining
the stones of the street,
laugh, because your laughter
will be for my hands
like a fresh sword.
 
Next to the sea in the autumn,
your laughter must raise
its foamy cascade,
and in the spring, love,
I want your laughter like
the flower I was waiting for,
the blue flower, the rose
of my echoing country.
 
Laugh at the night,
at the day, at the moon,
laugh at the twisted
streets of the island,
laugh at this clumsy
fool who loves you,
but when I open
my eyes and close them,
when my steps go,
when my steps return,
deny me bread, air,
light, spring,
but never your laughter. ”

― Pablo Neruda