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On Crime & Punishment

2017-02-06T14:05:41+00:00Wedding Readings|

Then one of the judges of the city stood forth and said, “Speak to us of Crime and Punishment.” And he answered saying: It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind, That you, alone and unguarded, commit a wrong unto others and therefore unto yourself. […]

On Buying & Selling

2014-01-06T12:04:32+00:00Wedding Readings|

And a merchant said, “Speak to us of Buying and Selling.” And he answered and said: To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands. It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. […]

On Clothes

2014-01-06T12:02:49+00:00Wedding Readings|

And the weaver said, “Speak to us of Clothes.” And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. […]

On Houses

2016-09-06T16:06:00+01:00Blog, Wedding Readings|

Then a mason came forth and said, “Speak to us of Houses.” And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls. […]

On Joy & Sorrow

2016-09-06T16:06:00+01:00Blog, Wedding Readings|

Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.” And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. […]

On Work

2014-01-06T11:56:21+00:00Wedding Readings|

Then a ploughman said, “Speak to us of Work.” And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. […]

On Giving

2014-01-06T11:49:53+00:00Wedding Readings|

Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. […]

On Children

2017-02-06T14:05:41+00:00Wedding Readings|

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of Children.” And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.   […]