December 19, 2008


Fifteen years later, these are words that were read out then, in a small room filled with people. I remember.

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness for you.
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place, to enter into the days of your togetherness.
May your days be good, and long upon the earth.

Apache Wedding Blessing, though it has nothing to do with Apaches, circa 1950.

(This should have come up here yesterday, but with only hurried access I couldn't find the time).


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Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Here's wishing this reverbrates where you dwell for many many years..:)


km said...


Your geek credentials are safe. You picked an Apache blessing and not, say, an IIS blessing.

//who are the "Apaches, circa 1950"? I do remember there was a surf-pop instrumental band by that name...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, guys. May your days be long and good indeed!

Dilip D'Souza said...

Thank you, all.

km, good question about the Apaches. Speaking of surf-pop, have you ever heard the bubblegum group "Ohio Express"? I'm trying to find a recording of their song "Tennessee" (I think that's its name). So if you have any leads, lemme know.