Ripples #583: Looking At Love!
Monday, July 26, 2010
The Ripples Project is a tribe of 25,823
who believe tiny actions create big possibilities
Love does not consist of gazing at each other
but in looking together in the same direction.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
There are only four questions
of value in life….
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for, and
what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same:
-Don Juan de Marco (movie), submitted by Dave B, La Crosse WI
I have just returned from a magical weekend in rural western Wisconsin
where my dear friends and super-duper longtime Ripplers Jay and Josh hosted
what many who attended described as the most love-filled wedding they have
For some of the attendees, it was difficult to understand the grooms’
choice in calling it a wedding since the state of Wisconsin recently passed
a constitutional amendment barring same sex marriage and even recognition of
civil unions. For many, it was their first same-sex wedding. For all of us,
it was a magnificent opportunity to see the love that exists among family,
friends, and neighbors. I’ve posted several photos on my Facebook page, and
I uploaded the video of my toast if you’d like to sample some of the love.
I hope every person who reads this note gets to experience the powerful
love that evolves when family, friends, and neighbors don’t simply “accept”
or “tolerate,” but indeed EMBRACE a universal truth: our connectedness is
more sacred than our differences.
P.S. Congrats to Josh & Jay. I will never forget this weekend–ever.