Post # 1
We just received the paperwork for our officiant. When we send it back we need to state what readings we are having. What do you think if this one?
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being “in love” which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two”
Post # 3
@linnylou_88: I like it!! Not overly mushy, but heartfelt and the true meaning of love!
Post # 4
Love it, maybe because we’re considering it as well 😉 I like how it distinguishes between infatuation and true love.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I like that one and considered it for our ceremony. Go for it!
Post # 7
@linnylou_88: Ooooo.. I love that! I’m saving it!!
Post # 8
@MexiPino: Haha it must be good then 😉
Post # 9
@linnylou_88: Heard it at a wedding, read by the sister of the bride/MOH. It was very meaningful and emotional. Love it!
Post # 11
I read that and started getting all teary….
Post # 12
@linnylou_88: I’m using this in my ceremony 🙂 I love it!
Post # 13
I guess I’m in the minority, but I’m not a big fan. There are way too many different metaphors going on.
Post # 15
@linnylou_88: awww that’s the best! Def use it!!!
Post # 16
It’s not for me, love is not temporary, it is permanent. And yes you can still be ‘in love’ with someone after years together. The ‘in love’ thing they’re describing is more the honeymoon stage, infatuation. Being in love with someone is a whole lot more than that. So I vote no, find something else.