Inspiration: My best friend was finally getting married. I was preparing to be asked to be his best man when he and his fiance surprised me and asked me to officiate their wedding. They were designing their wedding to include friends and family. We launched on a year long set of talks about what their service should mean.
We came up with the term spiritual partnership.
One day I was meditating on what that should mean, and these words began:
Are you willing to share all of my smiles and cries
Or will you only take the smiles
And with the cries close your ears and hide your eyes…
That was four years ago. The poem made it into the service and triggered many hopes and memories among the guests. We were all honored to witness their love.
Play poem below.