Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ceremony Reading: A Natural History Of Love

"A Natural History Of Love"
by Diane Ackerman

"Love. What a small word we use for an idea so immense and powerful. It has altered the flow of history, calmed monsters, kindled works of art, cheered the forlorn, turned tough guys to mush, consoled the enslaved, driven strong women mad, glorified the humble, fueled national scandals, bankrupted robber barons, and made mincemeat of kings. How can love's spaciousness be conveyed in the narrow confines of one syllable? Love is an ancient delirium, a desire older than civilization, with taproots spreading into deep and mysterious days. The heart is a living museum. In each of its galleries, no matter how narrow or dimly lit, preserved forever like wondrous diatoms, are our moments of loving, and being loved"

Photo: Stephanie Williams Photography


Avery James Photography said...

Gorgeous picture!! :)

Shell said...

aww, i love this picture! beautiful dress!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Oh how I swoon for photos like these!

Megan said...

I love the reading! Plus, the picture is fantastic.

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