I’m enjoying the variety of experiences and perspectives suggested by this selection of wedding reception photos. So many types of love shine through in the faces and gestures we captured that day. Omar impressed me once again with his bravery and passion when he did yet another thing I’d be terrified to do: he sang a love ballad for his new bride. Boy, did he sing. Veronica told me he’s a karaoke star, and now I know why. He gave his all to that song. It was incredible.
While thinking about brave, passionate love, especially love that transcends time and physics and all of that ordinary stuff, I looked around and found this poem by Hafiz. (You probably knew it was just a matter of time before Hafiz had his say on this blog.)
Congratulations, Veronica and Omar! May your lives together be full of bliss. Thank you for letting me be a part of this day.
I taste what you taste. I know the kind of lyrics your
Soul most likes. I know which sounds will become
Resplendent in your mind and bring such pleasure
Your feet will jump and whirl.
I have no use for divine patience — my lips are always
Burning and everywhere. I am running from every corner
Of this world and sky wanting to kiss you.
I am rioting at your door;
I am spinning in midair like golden falling leaves
Trying to win your glance.
I am sweetly rolling against your walls and shores
All night, even though you are asleep. I am singing from
The mouths of animals and birds. . . to let
you know the Beautiful Truth.