As a silver tongued lawyer/author I wanted to write my own wedding vows. I figured it would be easy to describe how the dark places filled with light when Rebecca entered my life story. I was certain I could do this with style and grace, but as I sat in front of a blank page, the words escaped me.
Lao Tzu was right…”The Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao.” Words can never really express the real thing. I wanted to eloquently express what I felt in my heart, but all I heard inside was keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep with tradition.
What can I possibly add to: “I take you to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”
The only thing I can think to add is “from this day forward, for all of time.”
Rebecca and I were married today. This is the happiest day of my life. Peace out.