photo from Jez Dickson Photography
In a time long ago there lived a happy couple. They were ,to the people, as bread is to butter and day is to night. Beautifully suited and perfectly in tune. A unit.Connected by a fine silver thread that kept them as one. Something many longed to find and yearned to be.
The future seemed certain.
But trouble was brewing and for those who stood and watched the storm whip through, the sadness was a crushing of all they believed to be solid and true. It tore down the village and with it their hearts.
Some said the moon had lost her balance and Mother Earth was tossing a tantrum. The people wept. The couple walked in separate directions, seemingly forever.
But the silver thread remained. It stretched and weaved but never snapped.
As time went on and the moon found her feet, the couple seemed to discover they were unable to shake that thread. They tried. They tried hard! Mother Earth laughed out loud at their futile attempts. Wait , she smiled.
The people had almost lost hope. They began to believe that bread was better without butter. A little dry but they could swallow it. Still, it was no fun!
The thread grew thick and strong and the couple found that if they forgot the storm, they could go back ,yet move forward, and be all that they were always going to be.
They took each others hand. They never let go again.
Mother Earth shed a tear. The Moon twirled and twirled.
*a teaser of the full version for you xx
On Saturday,my sister remarried her first and only husband. I was lucky enough to be asked to compose something to be read by a dear friend of my sisters as I was unable to attend-Sydney to London is no small skip I'm afraid.
I was so nervous as this marriage is something so seemingly incredibly important.I think because they have made the decision to come back to each other which I find unique and ,admittedly,terribly romantic.
As the man who makes my morning coffee proclaimed ," Now thats love" . You're not kidding!
We wish you a long and giggling life with many a year rocking on that porch together.