Seek and ye shall Find

Seek and ye shall Find

A marriage ceremony is far more than the legalisation of a relationship. This is the public recognition that one’s status has changed and is useful if not essential for the practical purposes of life in society. This is one of the reasons for addressing marriage...
Individuality and Intimacy

Individuality and Intimacy

In many of the words written in the definition of loving relationships, “respect for each other’s individuality” is a stand-out element. This leads to the question of balance in a relationship : what is more important? To adhere to the self or to blend into the union?...
When You Are Meant To Be Together

When You Are Meant To Be Together

The amazing thing about poems written in centuries past, from times whose mores we perceive to be different, is that the words express sentiments EXACTLY as we feel them today. In other words, we did not invent passion in our modest lifetimes! I’ve referred to...
Setting the Scene with a Poem

Setting the Scene with a Poem

Poems for weddings – there is such a range of them. From the classics in language barely recognizable, to the lyrics in the vernacular of 21st century tunes – there is a place for every kind and combination of words. Only the banal and the obvious don’t appeal to me :...
The Way We Were

The Way We Were

So when I started out I knew I would succeed because I had youth on my side! Oh, the confidence! I wasn’t going to be like the other stuffy old celebrants ( which they weren’t ) – youth was going to be my “point of difference”. Nowadays what is it? Age? I don’t think...