Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wing to Wing and Oar to Oar

My brother Andrew got married a couple of weeks ago in Madison, Wisconsin. Because of a lovely and generous benefactress who bought the plane ticket and dedicated teachers who stepped in to sub in my classes, I got to be part of the beautiful weekend of love and fun. I'm so thankful for God's good gift of Anne to Andrew and Andrew to Anne. For pictures, check out my photo site in the sidebar.

One minor example of the near-perfection that is this couple and was their wedding is their super cool idea of giving out a mix CD complete with liner notes and label. They took the title, Wing to Wing and Oar to Oar, from a line in a Robert Frost poem. Frost wrote the poem "The Master Speed" on the occasion of his daughter's wedding. It's just too good to ignore:

No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have a speed far greater. You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,
And back through history up the stream of time.
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will.
But in the rush of everything to waste,
That you may have the power of standing still—
Off any still or moving thing you say.
Two such as you with a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar.

I love this metaphor of marriage. Here's to Andrew and Anne: joined together by a loving God, harnessing the master speed and soaring wing to wing and oar to oar.

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