From Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo

Chapter IV. A Heart beneath a Stone

To love is the only thing that can occupy and fill up eternity. Love partakes of the soul itself.  It is of the same nature.  Like the soul, it is a divine spark; it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable.  It is a point of fire within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can confine and nothing can extinguish.  We feel it burning even in the marrow of our bones, and we see it radiate in the depths of heaven.

O love!  Adorations!  Light of two minds that understand each other, of two hearts intertwined, of two glances that penetrate each other!  You will come to me, won’t you, happiness?  Walks together in the solitudes!  Blessed and radiant days!  Occasionally I have dreamed that from time to time hours detached themselves from the life of the angels and came down to traverse the destinies of men.

What a great thing, to be loved!  What a greater thing still, to love!  The heart becomes heroic through passion.  It is no longer composed of anything but what is pure; it no longer rests on anything but what is elevated and great.  An unworthy thought can no more spring up in it than a nettle on a glacier.  The lofty and serene soul, inaccessible to common passions and common emotions, rising above the shadows of this world, its follies, its falsehoods, its hatreds, its vanities, its miseries, inhabits the blue of the skies, and no longer feels anything but the deep subterranean commotions of destiny, as the summit of the mountains feels the quaking of the earth.

A shorter version:

To love is the only thing that can occupy and fill up eternity. Love partakes of the soul itself.  It is of the same nature.  Like the soul, it is a divine spark; it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable.  It is a point of fire within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can confine and nothing can extinguish.  We feel it burning even in the marrow of our bones, and we see it radiate in the depths of heaven.

O love!  Adorations!  Light of two minds that understand each other, of two hearts intertwined, of two glances that penetrate each other!  Occasionally I have dreamed that from time to time hours detached themselves from the life of the angels and came down to traverse the destines of men. What a great thing, to be loved! What a greater thing still, to love!

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Only Once In Your Life by: B. Marley

This reading was split in two and read by two sister.

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.

Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. Life seems completely different, exciting .You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

― Bob Marley

“The Promise” by Heather Berry

“The Promise” by Heather Berry

Within this blessed union of souls, where two hearts intertwine to become one, there lies a promise. Perfectly born, divinely created, and intimately shared, it is a place where the hope and majesty of beginnings reside. Where all things are made possible by the astounding love shared by two spirits. As you hold each other’s hands in this promise, and eagerly look into the future in each other’s eyes, may your unconditional love and devotion take you to places were you’ve both only dreamed. Where you’ll dwell for a lifetime of happiness, sheltered in the warmth of each other’s arms.

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Vows

I promise to be there for you;
To laugh with you;
To comfort you;
To be joy to your heart and light to your soul;
I promise strive to be the most that I can for you;
To hold no secrets from you;
And to see the best in you always.
I promise to support you as you work to attain your dreams
to struggle beside you through the tough times
and to celebrate with you in the good;
I promise to always stand by your side, wherever life takes us;
To hold you in my arms;
To share you with my soul;
Completely and forever.

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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The Bridge Across Forever 

Kristen and Tom shared the following reading during their beautiful beachside ceremony.

The Bridge Across Forever   by Richard Bach

“A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.”

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Wonderful Vows

These are wonderful vows: heart felt, clear, clean, not too long, warm, intimate and wonderful.

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I stand before you today, and everyday, grateful that you chose me. I have loved you since the moment we met. I couldn’t have wished, dreamt or imagined a better person to spend the rest of my life with. You have provided me with a forever safe space being your partner and best friend. Creating a world where we love endlessly, listen fully and truly embody what the other is feeling. I love you more with each day, and continue to be incredibly proud of your ability to accomplish anything you set your mind to. A drive and passion for life that can only be described as inspiring. You have truly made me a better person, in every aspect of life.

I promise to stand by you through everything life has to offer

I promise to support your thoughts and your feelings

I promise to always look at you the way I did when we first met, forever excited to see your face

I promise to show you how lucky i feel for the love of an incredible man

I promise to be your person, your love, your wife for the rest of our days.

Without you, I would do circles…until I found you again, because it was always you and always will be.

 

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Rumi and Rilke

Right from our first encounters with both Rumi and Rilke we became best friend and soulmates by the way they  so easily  described the inner heart-scape we share. We hope you enjoy these two wonderful poets the way we do..

From The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.

Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste this minute
of eternity. We are pain
and what cures pain, both. We are
the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.

I want to hold you close like a lute, so we can cry out with loving.

You would rather throw stones at a mirror?
I am your mirror, and here are the stones.

From “First Poems,” Rainer Maria Rilke

Understand, I’ll slip quietly
Away from the noisy crowd
When I see the pale
Stars rising, blooming over the oaks.
I’ll pursue solitary pathways
Through the pale twilit meadows,
With only this one dream:
You come too.

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