Jul 12 2010

Happy 2 Year Anniversary!

Am hijacking the idea engine today to wish my wife a happy anniversary – it’s been an amazing 2 years and I am lucky to have married such a wonderful woman!

In order to make this somewhat relevant to the blog’s theme, I wanted to share a poem that was read at our wedding. I think it really characterizes our relationship, but also serves as an important reminder that the most cherished possessions in our lives are the moments spent with loved ones, not the things we buy that come and go.

“Together”

You and I by this lamp with these
Few books shut out the world. Our knees
Touch almost in this little space.
But I am glad. I see your face.
The silences are long, but each
Hears the other without speech.
And in this simple scene there is
The essence of all subtleties,
The freedom from all fret and smart,
The one sure sabbath of the heart.

The world–we cannot conquer it,
Nor change the minds of fools one whit,
Here, here alone we do create,
Beauty and peace inviolate;
Here night by night and hour by hour
We build a high impregnable tower
Whence we may shine, now and again
A light to light the feet of men
When they see the rays thereof;
And this is marriage; this is love.

– Ludwig Lewisohn

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