Seems like only yesterday

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Thirteen years ago tomorrow began a journey of a marriage.  We selected an essay by Rainer Maria Rilke to be read on our wedding day. 

“The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust.  A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development.  But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.” – Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) 

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14 responses to “Seems like only yesterday

  1. Happy anniversary.

  2. Thank you, Max.

  3. Happy anniversary, Michele. He’s a lucky bastard!!

  4. Sophia said it so much better than I did.

  5. Thanks guys!
    I’m lucky too, I think.

  6. After all the champagne the Rilke essay really sounded cool. But at that point, a selection of Yogi Berra quotes might have also sounded good. Happy anniversary.

  7. Thanks BruddahBob.

    Champagne? Glo and I were holed up upstairs with the Grand Marnier.

  8. That is a lovely essay.

    More so because it sounds like it was not just a romantic vision but a strong and lasting set of ideas that still matter to you two today…

    Thank you for sharing and Happy Anniversary, Michele!

  9. Thank you, Sulya.

  10. Thirteen years! Holy smokes. Congrats, Michele.

  11. Thanks, aj! It goes fast.

  12. Was that Grand Marnier??

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