For one human being to love another: that is the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test of proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.—R.M. Rilke
To the happy newlyweds, I propose a toast—to love, friendship, courage, faith, tradition, and all the mystery ingredients that make the magnificent sweetness of companionship. "May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door." May your love endure, and strengthen the bonds that twine your lives together, shelter you from life's storms, and "give light with inexhaustible oil".
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude, and shows him this confidence, the greatest in his power to bestow.—R.M. Rilke
I love you both and wish you all the joy and happiness heaven and earth can bring.