Sunday, August 4, 2013

two down

“Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.

To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take…If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation…It takes a lifetime to learn another person…When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected.”

― Madeleine L'EngleThe Irrational Season


  1. *sigh* I do love Madeleine L'Engle - such a perfect quote and photo pairing.

  2. Two Down? Are there more to go?

    So beautiful! It looks like a lovely outdoor wedding!

    Of course, I adore the quote.

  3. Lovely, indeed! I love how they did the flowers on the [bower? part of the] gazebo. So simple and classic. That's so many weddings in one summer for you, though! I've only ever been to three in my whole life--my two brothers' and a cousin's.

    And while I'm here and thinking of it, if you see A-Simple-Life Cheryl, please tell her I said hello. I hope she and her family are doing well. ♥

    1. The bride works at a florist's - she could open her own shop, and hopefully will some day.

      I will tell Cheryl!

  4. Yes, what talent!

    And thank you. :)

  5. Outdoor weddings are so pretty! I love the L'Engle quote. She's one of my favorite authors. (We're celebrating our 25th anniversary in two weeks!)