Wednesday 29 February 2012

The Lovely Other Dinosaur

In a few days time, I need to have bottomed out all the little details of my wedding ceremony with my lovely husband to be for our meeting with the registrar. As civil ceremonies are notoriously short and sweet, we've decided to have a couple of readings to add a bit of 'us' to the ceremony and fill out the time (we also still need to choose our ceremony music, but as I'm not that keen on the A-team theme it's back to the drawing board for my husband to be on that one...).

One of my all time favourite readings is 'A Lovely Love Story' by Edward Monkton. Yes, a wedding reading by the same guy that writes about the Zen Dog (He knows not where he's going, For the Ocean will decide -  it's not the's the glory of the ride) or the Pig of Happiness (he is so happy) seems strange, but it's such a lovely story and brings tears to my eyes everytime I read it. I love it so much and couldn't help but share it with you, so please enjoy:

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 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, thought 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.

For more brilliant thoughts and Poems by the genius that is Edward Monkton, check out his website. *Might be worth making it a favourite as it's just that good.

Thanks for reading,


  1. This is my favouritist thing ever :-) LOVES LOVES LOVES Vicky xxx

  2. aw, so sweet! you're each other's dinosaurs.....***said in the same voice as Phoebe on Friends when she says "you're each other's lobsters". :-)