I had my best friend’s wedding and I’ve been asked to write one speech. It wasn’t hard at all, such a nice request and everybody seems to like it that’s why I have decided to share it here…
I wanted to start by reading a salm that I enjoy reading it every time as reinforces the importance of love in everyone’s life.
1 Corinthians 13:2 “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing”
To Ana I wanted to reminder her about two adages that she has heard me saying them over and over. “God knows what he does” and “Our times are not God’s times” also to let her know that her happiness makes me extremely happy, not only because I love her as a sister, but also because reinforces my believe in God.
And last I wanted to tell you about a moment of Epiphany…
Long time ago, when I was living with Douglas, in a beautiful summer night, because this is the thing with Epiphanies, you always remember them, Douglas was reading a book on the couch and I was sitting next to him with my head leaning over his shoulder, travelling through the room with my eyes until our shoes called my attention. There they were, his shoes next to mine. His, enormous, brown, rough, boorish if you want and mine, small, delicate, subtle with small flowers all around.
Was in that moment that I realised that perfection lays in the difference, how perfect we were together by being so different, so diverse. He as a man and me as a woman.
One usually have the temptation to go to what is familiar, to what you know, to what is similar to one…but the truth is that real encounter happens when the different meet.
You learn nothing from the one that does as you do, that thinks as you think, that sees as you see. Nothing is new…when all is the same. Nothing challenges you.
Is in the difference that you enrich yourself, that you grow, that you learn.
So my wish tonight is not for you to spend your time finding points in common but on the contrary to celebrate the differences….because like with the shoes, in the difference lays perfection.
I love you both.