We started September talking about the emotional wedding ceremony of E&J last July 11 in Los Guardeses, Solares. Although they had legally married in the town hall the day before, they wanted to repeat surrounded by their people in a ceremony marked by details and complicity.
Panateneas, besides officiating the act, made a script for them in which their family and their friends played an important role. Magic tricks, laughter, thrilling speeches and a poem that we want to share with you. It is an excerpt from the novel The Prophet, by the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. His conception of love and marriage continues for almost a century.
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.