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poetry in a ring

I don't know what it is about these last few weeks! I've been stumbling across awesome wedding bands left and right. These, by Lana Jewelry, are pretty and pretty affordable. Please excuse the sentimentalism, (but the wedding band? it's kind of a sentimental thing) I'm going to wax poetic for a just second and say that the ring on the left reminds me very much of this passage on marriage, by Kahlil Gibran.

"...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."

This passage was read at my husband's parent's wedding, and my mother-in-law read it at our wedding. I think it's so beautiful, it still kind of chokes me up a little.


Rhonda on 8:07 AM

Thanks for sharing the passage. Kahlil Gibran was a wise man. From experience, these pieces of advice are the keys to a happy and long marriage. His book “The Prophet” has a lot of good advice on many topics.