by Lewis Carol, adapted by Marie April Gismondi
“Over 150 years ago Lewis Carol wrote the words that have inspired generations to think in different ways and take a different path to the goal that all humanity shares… that of being our truest and happiest selves. Today’s reading reflects this whimsical wisdom.”
“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation.
Alice replied, rather shyly, “I-I hardly know, sir, just at present, at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning,
but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
Marriage will indeed make you a different person.
A good marriage will make you the best possible version
of yourself that you can be.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here.
I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
And today we are all indeed, Mad for LOVE… this beautiful expression of Love… and commitment to many wondrous tomorrows that we are here to participate in and celebrate!
Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers.
But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
For so many marriage starts off with plans to create an amazing future and the question of “Can we really do this?”
The Queen of Hearts: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
And Alice had begun to think
that very few things indeed were really impossible.
For as The Dodo said: “The best way to explain it is to do it.”
But how does that happen?
By taking the advice offered by The Unicorn: “If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain?”
We… this crazy cast of characters you have invited here today… all love and support you. We believe in you as I know you believe in each other.
For as The Duchess said: “The moral of that is—
’Oh, ‘tis love, ‘tis love, that makes the world go round!’”