*Yes. Doug can read.

Posted On September 24, 2008

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I think I’ve mentioned that FH is the Best Man in his BFF’s wedding October 10th, well before Monday I was more than happy to be the supportive girl friend and attend the wedding as the Best Man’s girl friend – a new experience for me because I’m usually the one in the wedding and he’s the one waiting around for me to be in pictures etc. We’re also usually going to weddings for people I know and he’s normally the one who doesn’t know anyone and is forever being referred to as HisBirdie’s boy friend. It was a bit odd for me to attend the Bride’s shower and not know a single person, but the Bride, and being the one referred to by their relation to someone else.
What happened on Monday? I’m getting there, like right now even – the Bride called me on Monday and asked me to be a reader in her wedding. I’ve never been asked to read at someone’s wedding before and I know some people might see this as a consolation prize to not being in the Bridal Party, but personally I am honored. They are not a religious couple and because of that they have had to pretty much right their own ceremony, and to be chosen to read something they chose because of its personal significance to them, it means a lot to me. AND I can wear whatever I want 🙂
So without further ado, this is what I’m reading…
“When two individuals meet, so do two private worlds. None of our private worlds is large enough for us to live a wholesome life in it alone. We need the wider world of joy and wonder, of purpose and venture, of toil and tears. What are we, any of us, but strangers and sojourners forlornly wandering through the nighttime until we draw together and find the meaning of our lives in one another, dissolving our fears in each other’s courage, making music together, and lighting torches to guide us through the dark? We belong together. Love is what we need. To love and to be loved. Let our hearts be open; and what we would receive from others, let us give. For that which is given still remains to bless the giver – when the gift is love.”    A. Powell Davies 

*From 1992’s The Cutting Edge – 
Kate: If you’re so bored, why don’t you read? 
Doug: What, you mean like a book? 
Kate: That is a traditionally accepted format, yes. 
Doug: Is this the beginning of a conversation, here? 
Kate: I was just simply asking if you knew how to read. 
Doug: Yes. Doug can read. 


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