Friday, January 24, 2014

Yin and Yang

Countless words
count less
than the silent balance
between yin and yang.
~ Laozi, Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching

It seems like the most powerful moments of life - those times that capture the essence of what it means to be human - contain both suffering and joy, intertwined.  

Amidst the sadness of saying goodbye to Grandmommy, the process of going through her things (which we have barely started doing!) brought many happy memories and wonderful discoveries.  

Like this picture of her cousin's wedding:  

The groom is her cousin and the couple standing behind the bride are her aunt and uncle (father's brother).  I don't know the year, but I would imagine that it was before her wedding, in 1937, as I have the sense that she was one of the youngest of the group...  

Doesn't it just take your breath away?  

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