“Enough” author unknown.

Our initial encounter with this poem was from a family who used it as a blessing during a naming ceremony for a child and not during a wedding ceremony. This certainly is a great reading for a naming ceremony. However, we have found the poem “Enough” very appropriate to be used during a wedding ceremony for either a reading or a blessing.

ENOUGH

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright
no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest joys of life appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Vows: “When I’m Sixty-Four”

Yup, Paul McCartney’s wonderful song, “When I’m Sixty-Four” is a great song/ poem to celebrate Valentine’s Day and  a wonderful meditation to help you prepare to write marriage vows. Classic lines, wonderful images, beautiful sentiments, life, love and the fullness of relationships. “When I’m Sixty-Four” is on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album.

“When I’m Sixty-Four”

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Ah, now, aren’t they wonderful thoughts for a Valentine’s Day Week?

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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My Love Has Made Me Selfish- John Keats

This is an extraordinary poem by John Keats to Fanny Brawne written about 1819-1820.

My love has made me selfish.
I cannot exist without you.
I am forgetful of everything but seeing you again.
My Life seems to stop there,
I see no further.
You have absorbed me.
I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving.
I should be exquisitely miserable without the hope of soon seeing you.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion,
I have shudder’d at it,
I shudder no more.
I could be martyred for my religion,
Love is my religion,
I could die for that.
I could die for you.
My creed is love and you are it only tenet.
You have ravished me away by a Power I cannot resist.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Four from RUMI

These beautiful timeless pieces speak for themselves.

Before you speak,
let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself:
Is it True?
At the second ask:
Is it necessary?
At the third gate ask:
Is it kind?
~RUMI

~~~~~~~~

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river,
each has a secret way of being with the mystery,
unique and not to be judged.”
~RUMI

~~~~~~~

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

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.
~RUMI, copyright by Coleman Barks

~~~~~~~
What was in that candle’s light
that opened and consumed me so quickly?

Come back, my friend! The form of our love
is not a created form.
Nothing can help me but that beauty.

There was a dawn I remember
when my soul heard something
from your soul. I drank water
from your spring and felt
the current take me.
“Water From Your Spring”
~RUMI, copyright by Coleman Barks

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Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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“I don’t pretend to know what love is… – Author Unknown

As I was researching the origins of a poem read this evening at a Life Memory Celebration, I came across this wonderful gem:

“I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”

 

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Two Step, by Dave Matthews and 9/11

The memory of this date and the lyrics of the song Two Step go hand in hand for us with a story that is worth telling. The lyrics were recently used as a reading at one of our weddings and immediately brought us back to the weekend following Tuesday, September 11, 2001.  That weekend, like most weekends in September, were full of weddings and celebrations,  however the grief and terror that shook our nation that week changed the lives, plans and memories of our nation and of many bridal couples. Each wedding we celebrated that weekend struggled with the choice of “how can we celebrate with so much national sadness?” All flights were grounded and guests could not fly due to the restrictions. Guest lists were dramatically cut due to so many travel plans being uprooted.  Others made the personal choice to celebrate in the face of so much grief. However, though all this and through all these years, one weddings we celebrated on that somber weekend experienced the most profound and tragic loss and sacrifice of all. The bride was a buyer for TJMax. Since it was her wedding week, she did not get on that plane at Logan Airport to go to the conference in California with her co-workers, three of whom were the bridesmaids in her wedding party. Those three women were on the plane that hit The World Trade Center Towers.  We share the lyrics of the song “Two Step” in their memory.

“Two Step”
Dave Matthew

My love, I came to you with best intentions
You laid down and gave to me just what I’m seeking
Love, you drive me to distraction

My love do you believe that we
might last a thousand years
Or more if not for this,
Our flesh and blood,
It ties you and me right up
Tie me down

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain
We’re climbing two by two,
To be sure these days continue
Things we cannot change.

My love, you came to me like
wine comes to this mouth
Grown tired of water all the time
You quench my heart and, you quench my mind

Celebrate we will
because life is short but sweet for certain

 

In memory,

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Another love reading from Bob Marley

Here is another of Bob Marley’s beautiful reflections:

“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. 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. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Your Feet

When reading Pablo Neruda, the words sensuous, exquisite, and real come to mind immediately. This gem, YOUR FEET, is an apotheosis. With a few, simple, very well chosen words, he weaves for us an intimate tapestry displaying a warm, lush, rich glimpse into the overflowing heart place of a lover’s desire, touching each of us very deeply. Pablo, thank you very much.

In a few weeks this poem will be shared during the marriage ceremony of two young and very gifted actors.

YOUR FEET

When I cannot look at your face
I look at your feet.

Your feet of arched bone,
your hard little feet.

I know that they support you,
and that your sweet weight
rises upon them.

Your waist and your breasts,
the doubled purple
of your nipples,
the sockets of your eyes
that have just flown away,
your wide fruit mouth,
your red tresses,
my little tower.

But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.

Pablo Neruda

 

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The Feast of Love

This beautiful reading was read by the groom Dan to his bride Bronwyn, yesterday during their  wedding ceremony. The author is Charles Baxter.

Here’s a profundity, the best I can do:
Sometimes you just know…
You just know when two people belong together.
I had never really experienced that odd happenstance before, but this time, with her, I did.
Before, I was always trying to make my relationships work by means of will power and forced affability.
This time I didn’t have to strive for anything.
A quality of ease spread over us.
Whatever I was, well, that was apparently what she wanted…
To this day I don’t know exactly what she love about me and that’s because I don’t have to know.
She just does.
It was the entire menu of myself.
She ordered all of it.

They are a couple that glow.

Enjoy
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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In Preparation for Valentine’s Day

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, this coming, Saturday, we thought to prepare for the day by sharing a few thoughts, prose and poems we have encountered along the way. We hope you enjoy them and share them with your special love.
The following is attributed to Carl Sandburg.

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great. Rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall. The most beautiful rose is one hardly more than a bud wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desires are working for larger and finer growth. Not always shall you be what you are now. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you and therefore I love you.

Enjoy. Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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