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Writing, Weddings, Rilke

Rilke was an incredible poet. Wedding vows have covenant-like qualities. They mean something beyond the law of humans and bridges the world between people. When we open up and reach outwards, deep meaning unfolds in the relational spaces.

willow marie writes


I love writing wedding ceremonies. It brings out the romantic in me, especially when I know I’ll be officiating as well. There’s something about speaking from my heart on behalf of another two…

I’m just putting the finishing touches on one for a couple that I’ll be marrying on the Solstice, June 21.

They’re an older couple, late 50’s, and have been in love for years. What struck me most about them the first time we met was how much attention they gave each other. He watched her so closely when she talked, listened so intently. She did the same.

I remember thinking this wasn’t something they were born able to do. It was something they learned over the course of their lives together.

I had the feeling they knew each other at the extremes. There were no rose colored glasses in this relationship. Bride and groom knew the depths…

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About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

2 responses »

  1. Thank you for the reblog Ivon. It was a wonderful Saturday morning surprise! Thanking you again, Willow.


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