Donald Rumsfeld and the perfect mystical reading for a wedding


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.

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