Going to attend an old primary school friend’s wedding in two weeks in a barn in Sussex. Ned was always a big reader, and as a consequence has an idea on how to use literature.
He has given me a Poo bear verse by A.A.Milne to read called the ‘the two of us.’ It’s quite a long and challenging recital I have to prepare for. But his second choice which my brother will read is much shorter but real genius.
Talk about taking a famous quote completely out of it’s original context and finding a perfect new home for it:
“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don’t know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know, we don’t know.”
This famous statement made at a press briefing about the Iraq war, actually speaks to the journey of marriage in a very romantic and mystical way.
Just meditate on those words and think of your marriage if you are married, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t only resonate with you but also instruct you…
Good old Donald. Hope you get quoted at weddings for many years to come.