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Two become One

16 February, 2004 6:23 PM

This Friday I get to do one of my favorite things in my job - I get to participate in the wedding of two great friends as their celebrant. Its always an exciting day - especially when they are great friends as is the case this week.

I'm tossing around a few ideas in my mind of what to say in the 'Words of Encouragement' section and was wondering if anyone out there might have any ideas - I'm looking for an illustration - something a little fun and lighthearted that will help illustrate a truth.

The thing I'm trying to illustrate is 'two will become one'. I'd like to take the view that when people are married they become 'one', something unique and united - but yet they do not stop being individuals. I guess its a bit of a paradoxical thing, two come together as one.

So I'm trying to find something that is when two things come together and form something new and unique, but that they do not loose their individuality as components.

The best I've come up with so far is a jigsaw puzzle, or lego (thanks Rachel) or a salad (thanks V).

Any ideas? If possible I'd like it to be something that I can give to them as a little reminder on the day...hence I like the 'lego' idea.



Wonder what it says about my brain - but I thought of audio/video connectors that go from stereo into mono.

Luke » 16 February, 2004 8:18 PM

Apparently, the reason Geese fly in the V shape is because they're flying in each other's slipstream, which enables them to fly 70% further. Scientists have found that a flock of Geese migrating will all take it in turns to go at the front while the others who are behind will actually "Honk" to encourage the one at the front. (At this point I find it amusing to get everyone to turn to someone next to them and make honking noises... but that's just my cruel sense of humour).

Dan » 16 February, 2004 8:42 PM

good one Dan, unfortunately I used the 'goose' illustration in a wedding once already....with people who will be there at this one.

Actually as an illustration it went very well at a wedding. I told the happy couple to treat each other like a goose...very amusing.

Darren Rowse » 16 February, 2004 10:42 PM

how about a fugue?

maggi » 16 February, 2004 11:56 PM

Not very sexy, but oil & vinegar salad dressing comes to mind.

kevin » 17 February, 2004 5:02 AM

Typical me but the only illustration I can think of is chocolate - a topdeck. Best of both worlds if you ask me-delicious combined taste of white and milk chocolate which can still be eaten separately if you so desire..

Tanya » 18 February, 2004 10:12 AM

knife and fork

Susan » 19 February, 2004 1:07 PM

I know this is VERY late, but it might give you some idea for your next wedding, now that your so popular as a wedding minister.
this idea came into my mind today,
two pieces of fabric with colors,patterns that would match. Then a needle to wieve them together. It might take some cutting and shaping, but when it's sowed together, it's a one piece that looks with fashion and style. The needle means the commitment. the cutting meaning the changes we need to go through. No marriages will just work out perfect. we all go through ups and downs, it's the down time that we need to sit down together and work a way out: compromise and change. without the commitment it will just fall apart when things go wrong. The wedding is the commitment(the needle) that will sow the two pieces together.

Susan » 26 February, 2004 7:54 PM

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