Our Amri got married today. She was perfectly, astonishingly, beautifully herself, and everything about the day invited us into her beaming smile, and made it easy to believe in love.
being to timelessness as it’s to time,
love did no more begin than love will end;
where nothing is to breathe to stroll to swim
love is the air the ocean and the land
(do lovers suffer? all divinities
proudly descending put on deathful flesh”
are lovers glad? only their smallest joy’s
a universe emerging from a wish)
love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star
–do lovers love? why then to heaven with hell.
Whatever sages say and fools, all’s well
(E. E. Cummings)
Three cheers for Amri and Brett and love!