My friend Muriel‘s son got married recently. The wedding was a LARP (live-action role play), but it was also an actual wedding! The pictures made me so happy, I asked if I could share a few and they obliged. Photo credit goes to Shalaco Wordsmith.
This is Colin and Tess. Aren’t they gorgeous humans? They’re performance artists who live in San Francisco. Their company is Mirth Peddlers, Inc. You can learn more about their creative work on their website.
Speaking of weddings, check out What I Want My Daughters To Know About My Wedding. (Great stuff.)
Here’s a poem about marriage that I love.
On Marriage by Kahlil Gibran
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 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.