We here at the studio love love. We love hearing singers sing love songs, we swoon over great love stories, we tear up at movies and plays that celebrate it. So we are so thrilled that today is the first day New York State has allowed same-sex marriages, and we send out our heartiest congratulations to the couples who will be married today, the couples who will be married in the future, and all the friends and family members who get to witness two people they love vowing to share their lives together, and to the residents of the state of New York, all of whom are the better for living in a place that embraces love.
And, our gift to you, one of our favorite poems about marriage, by Kahlil Gibran:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.