(Closed) What do you think of this potential reading?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Should we use this extract?
    Go ahead - it's pertinent because you both love the books and the imagery of the quote! : (4 votes)
    80 %
    No, it's totally inappropriate for your situation. : (1 votes)
    20 %
    I've got a better Pullman quote you can use and have written it in my comment : (0 votes)
    I've got a reading that's perfect for you and have written it in my comment. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    12881 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it sounds okay to use.  My only concern is that it’s a bit long, and you may get people zoning out or not really paying attention, thus missing the entire point of the metaphor.

    Post # 4
    9618 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I love it 🙂 I also enjoy the ‘His Dark Materials’ books, my godfather have me a hardback copy of all three books in one and I couldn’t put it down 🙂

    Post # 5
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I agree with abbie – it’s a little long. Maybe cut the second paragraph, and any parts from the other paragraphs that aren’t quite relevant?

    It’s a great quote (and I love those books), but for people that don’t like the books, they may struggle to keep up and ‘get’ the metaphors. Possibly look at the end of the Amber Spyglass, where Lyra and Pan are talking about building the republic of heaven?

    Good luck – non-religious readings are so hard!!

    Post # 6
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s a really lovely passage, but I agree it might be a little long. Maybe practice reading it aloud to a friend or family member to see how it would actually flow in real life.

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