Vows

 Vows

May and June always make me think of weddings. Both my parents and my best friend were married in mid-June, so even though Frank and I got married in September (another lovely time of year), the spring and early summer just seem made for lavish celebrations outdoors filled with flowers and dancing.
I made this painting with those thoughts in mind. I just love weddings, especially the vows. It is fun to hear the vows that a couple have written themselves but I just love the traditional vows, "Till death do us part...", and so on. The beauty of the solemnity of the occasion never ceases to make me cry. I have even been at weddings where I didn't know the couple very well and I still cried, both the moment where the bride walks in and the vows pierce my heart. There is a universal transcendence about those moments, and a bravery that seems to laugh in the face of all that is dark in life and screams out a resounding, vibrant and glowing "YES!" to the universe.
Prints of this painting are available in my shop.
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4 comments:

Kristen said...

Hi Faith - I LOVE this post because my boyfriend and I just got engaged a month ago and I have been immersed in wedding planning and thinking about weddings since that time, and thought this was absolutely beautiful. I have been trying to get at the deeper meaning of the ceremony and celebration - it seems like it is such a profound thing to make a lifetime committment to love and honor someone else, and I am trying to wrap my head around how that somehow ties in to a garter belt toss :) It's been a little confusing, so it was wonderful to read this today and especially wonderful to hear a positive take on the whole thing. My favorite part of your post was this:

There is a universal transcendence about those moments, and a bravery that seems to laugh in the face of all that is dark in life and screams out a resounding, vibrant and glowing "YES!" to the universe.

With divorce statistics what they are these days and both of us coming from broken homes, there is a big part of me that is asking why we are even daring to tread this path, and when I read those words it made me realize that we are really brave to do so, and we are saying yes to life and yes to love and all that is good about partnership, even if it is hard and we may fail.

So, thank you thank you thank you! Just what I needed/wanted to read today!

-Kristen

Kristen said...

And the piece is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the colors and patterns together. I should have said that first but jumped right to the wedding stuff because that's been on my brain so much lately :)

-Kristen

Kolleen said...

what an absolutely gor-JUSS piece Faith....i love the colors and the happiness that surround it.

i absolutely positively relate with this post and the effect a wedding can have....i inevitably always will get tears too! it is the hopeFUL romantic in me!

one of my fav parts of a ceremony is to see the groom's face when the bride first enters the room. i think it is habit that we all stare at the bride....but the look on the grooms face can be such a priceless moment!!!

wishing you a magical wednesday!!
thank you for popping by my blog...always love your visit!
xoxoxo
k

VisionWise said...

Divine timing my friend... ♥
Alex and I will celebrate our 4th year of marriage on June 11.
I like the theme of bravery that you keep touching on... It is so true that we must harvest our courage to manifest our dreams- I'm regularly gardening in my soul to muster up the courage and energy to do this... It's so worth it...

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