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A Lovely Love Story

A couple of weekends ago I had one of my most lovely ever days, at my friends Lucy and James' gorgeous on gorgeous tablets wedding at Lulworth Castle (phwoar worth photos here...)

Lucy asked my friend Shiv and I to do a reading in the ceremony, and it was such an honour and so bloomin special to be a little part of their day. Lucy's not religious, so instead of something like Corinthian's 3 (though I do think that verse is beau-ti-ful) Lucy opted for Edward Monkton's dinosaur love story,which was quirky and funny and just so lovely. It suited their ceremony perfectly. It's title "A Lovely Love Story" is an apt one!

Lucy and James personalised it a bit, and it is great that the reading lends to that, here is an unaltered version:

A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton

The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice.
Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was after all, his cage.

Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur's cage with kind words and loving thoughts.
I like this Dinosaur, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
Although he is fierce, he is also tender and he is funny.
He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.

I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur.
She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice.
She is also a free spirit, which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur.

But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
He is also so overly fond of things. Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?

But her mind skips from here to there so quickly thought the Dinosaur.
She is also uncommonly keen on shopping. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?

I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual.

I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, though the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises.
Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old.
Look at them. Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs.
And that, my friends, is how it is with love.

Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together.
For the sun is warm.
And the world is a beautiful place.

PS. More lovely cuteness in the graphic novel Soppy...

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