What you have read at your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of you and your better half and what you both think marriage means or represents. If you aren’t a fan of the typical wedding ceremony readings (or simply don’t understand a lot of them), why have them read on your big day? Instead, consider a unique reading that really hits the tone for which you’re aiming. Turns out, children’s authors, artists and even Albert Einstein have some pretty sweet things to say about love.
A book: “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”
Robert Fulghum wrote a book called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” In his book, he stated, “Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at kindergarten.” And it’s amazing how true his words ring. A lot of what he writes in his book can be applied to marriage: share everything, play fair and don’t hit people. Simple, adorable and to the point.
A song: “The Book of Love”
Love songs can often say things better than we ever could. The lyrics and melody together have the power to reach a deep part of our souls, so much so that they can alter the way we think and feel. One of my favorites has to be “The Book of Love,” sung by Peter Gabriel. Let me give you a little taste of some of the lyrics:
“The book of love is long and boring, no one can lift the damn thing. It’s full of charts and facts and figures, and instructions for dancing. But I, I love it when you read to me. And you, you can read me anything.”
But don’t take our word for it, because only a few lines can’t do it justice. Listen to this tear jerker on YouTube to hear for yourself.
A quote: Albert Einstein
Turns out Einstein wasn’t just an expert on physics, he’s pretty smart when it comes to love as well. He cleverly used his insane knowledge and weaved it into an adorable and humorous quote:
“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minutes and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”
Aww, gets me every time.
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