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P.D. James tells us how it should be

April 24, 2009

From The Private Patient:

It had been a happy and friendly group, lingering as if reluctant to exchange the beauty of the stone walls and great lawn lit by the May sunshine for the cool austerity of the antechapel.

The service had been short, with music but no homily. Perhaps bride and groom had felt that the age-old liturgy said all that was necessary without the competition of the usual commonplace injunctions.1

With this, who could need flower girls and unity candles?

1. James 2009, p. 350.

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