Monday, December 14, 2009

2 Years - with apologies in advance for the Khalil Gibran

On October 13, David and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. I can't believe it's been two years since our amazing wedding day.

We had a beautiful dinner at Stephan Pyles restaurant in Downtown Dallas, which is kind of a Jamie Kennedy style place with lost of Texan touches (read: jalapeƱo-flavoured everything). It was delicious.

I hope that David and I can continue to build a healthy and supportive relationship. We look to our parents as steadfast models of the kind of partners we want to be for each other. There is also a reading that resonates with both of us, that we have on our fridge. I think it speaks to how we view each other and our partnership. It also, I'm told, was read at every single wedding in the seventies - so, sorry if it has a schmaltz factor for many of you.

On Marriage - Khalil Gibran

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.

(However, as David has pointed out, it can be hard not to drink from the same cup when you only have four of them and three are already dirty.)

I love you, David. Thank you for coming on the Great Texan Adventure with me.

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