Rev. Janice Carter

Wedding Celebrant and Officiant in the Seattle area

Entwined

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Entwined

Today I saw this amazing group of trees. You can see how they have become entwined with one another. Like these trees, a couple’s life becomes more entwined the longer they are together. What started out as two separate lives become one – while still maintaining the two. This makes a long marriage or partnership very strong and very supportive.

It illustrates one of my favorite marriage readings –

FROM CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN

by Louis 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 blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

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