Thursday, 10 February 2011

Marriage


Today I have been working on my wedding film project, and during the course of my research, I revisited this passage, which is my favourite reading regarding love and marriage, and I often refer moments in my life back to it, so I thought I'd share it. 


The next passage is from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. 
And what of Marriage, master? 
And he answered saying: 
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. 

Ay, 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 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.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Simple. Apparently...

All the things I could have said
You heard anyway
And all the things I feared
You never did
Holding it together
For my own good
Emotions I suppressed
You understood

This is for every kiss 
I could've savoured
And this is for every 
Smile or sigh I hid
This is for every chance 
I missed to love you
Because I honestly
Always did.