New life comes from old life and old life repeats the patterns that have been set since time began. Weddings are part of the pattern of the human experience. We hold each other and the soul stretches like we are holding our breaths. The moment of “I Do” is at the same time the moment of “I Will.” I will take you to be mine forever, I will struggle with you and maybe even against you, I will continue to love you, and I will enter into this bond because without such bonds we humans have nothing and are nothing and the entire race of us would recede from the face of our God and the body of our universe. Look outward as much as inward, because what we are is as much out there as it could ever be within our tender human hearts.