Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ceremony Reading: The Irrational Season

From "The Irrational Season" by Madeleine L'Engle

But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take…It is indeed a fearful gamble…Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.

To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take…If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation…It takes a lifetime to learn another person…When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected.

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Photography: Amelia Lyon

3 comments:

My Dream Ring said...

Love it!!

Natalie Moser Photography said...

She was one of my favorite authors when I was an older child. Thanks for sharing that reading. After all the weddings I've photographed... I've never heard that. ;)

Wedding Flowers Brides said...

Thanks for sharing!

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