Lessons from a librarian in training

#1, I’m totally digging TrueBlood. I just got into it last Sunday while on vacation with LB. We turned on the tube in the hotel and she’s like, OOH! TRUEBLOOD! You have to watch this! (notice: I do WHATEVER LB & Ags tell me suggest I do) Unfortunately the satellite image kept going out so we didn’t get much out of the episode but she told me go check out my verizon onDemand to find old episodes there to watch.

Fast forward to this weekend, Boyfriend and I sat down Saturday night after a delicious dinner of Chipotle burritos and we cranked out all of season 2 (and the recap of season 1).  More importantly, Boyfriend, who never bothers to get into anything, LOVED IT. He was pumped after every episode to click to the next one.  So word to the wise, if you’ve got HBO, get on that! It’s AWESOME!

#2, I’m sure you ladies are familar with the Apache Wedding Blessing. If not, this is what I referring to:

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.
Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulties and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong. In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives — remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.

I was first introduced to it by Ms.Pencils (yes WeddingBee goodness) who used it during her ceremony. Yeah…guess what? Turns out, it’s not really an Apache blessing!! Sure, you’ll find it listed as such all over the ‘net labeled as such, but according to Rebecca Mead, author of One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, it’s not! It’s actually from the movie Broken Arrow (1950). Crazy, right? We have been bamboozled by the wedding industry!

That being said, it’s still a nice poem and I would totally use it. I just wouldn’t call it an Apache blessing.

…the more you know 😉

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3 thoughts on “Lessons from a librarian in training

  1. bluebutterfly10

    LOVE TRUEBLOOD!!! I got hooked last summer when I rented season 1 on Netflix…FI wasn’t too into it at first, until he actually sat down and watch a full episode..now he is hooked too…we watch it every Sunday when its in season.

    I love that poem too! Hmm could make it into the wedding readings!

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  2. Rachel

    O.M.G. I AM FREAKIN OBSESSED WITH TRUE BLOOD!!!!!!!!!!! Funny little secret….FI was actually hooked to it before me. One day, I came home from work, walked in on him watching it and thought he was watching like soft-core porn! Bha!!! I was like “you’re weird”…then he told me it was a show on HBO, I sat down to watch it, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

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