But some things cannot be helped. And we couldn't help ourselves, and so we finally gave in. But fairy tales still make us roll our eyes.
For us, then, honoring someone controversial and real and hard at our wedding made perfect sense. It's difficult to get less fairy tale than Henry Miller. The irony was too delicious to pass up.
From our ceremony, as read by our rock star officiant Gene... the Henry Miller excerpt that we couldn't resist:
“One can wait a whole lifetime for a moment like this. The woman [or man] whom you never hoped to meet now sits before you, and she talks and looks exactly like the person you dreamed about. But strangest of all is that you never realized before that you had dreamed about her. Your whole past is like a long sleep which would have been forgotten had there been no memory, but remembrance is there in the blood and the blood is like an ocean in which everything is washed away but that which is new and more substantial even than life: REALITY."
- Henry Miller, "Tropic of Capricorn"