In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm a little bit of a hippie. My parents, especially back in the day, were even more so. In fact, they lived on a Sufi commune before I was born, which still exists today and I even attended the elementary school there from Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
I'm getting married about half a mile down the road from my childhood homage to hippie-dom and therefore, it felt fitting to include a Rumi (great Sufi poet) poem in our ceremony as a nod to the community that had such influence in my upbringing.
The poem is so beautiful, I want to share it with you all...
My beloved Aunt J (of incredible shower-hosting fame) will be reading this poem at the beginning of the ceremony and I think it will be a moving and meaningful start. Even though the wedding is decidedly Jewish in content, it feels good to include a few other elements from that which has shaped us both.
Are you including a poem or reading that has significance?