Dad and Mary asked me to do a reading at the wedding and here's what I wrote:
"Just a few days ago, it was discovered that deep beneath a most brilliant work of art painted by one of history's most renowned painters, was yet another outstanding creation. This was a common practice for Van Gogh and now because of modern technology, understanding his creative process is much clearer.
Think of the history so deeply embedded within this entire canvas now, imagine what this master painter discovered about his life, about his ability, his love, and about how he was ultimately inspired to start over, thus creating this now and final breathtaking work of art.It takes profound love, understanding, commitment and it takes faith. When you lose inspiration, look to one another and begin again. Believe the best in one another and always listen. Put each other first. Never stop seeking greater and deeper creativity. Together.
And know that because of your love and passion for life and the people around you, no wrong brush stroke will ever take away from this canvas but instead will add to it's history, richness, and beauty."