“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
–Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
In this issue, it’s my pleasure to introduce two new columnists to The Voice, my sweetheart Steve Humphrey and my dear friend Liz Gastiger. Steve teaches the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Steve also supports the University of Louisville Philosophy Department by hosting the annual Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium. This month, he’s sharing his take on logic versus rhetoric, and he’s looking forward to sharing more scientific insight with readers in upcoming issues. Liz is an extraordinary chef who is sharing her culinary tips for those in the midst of planning their weddings. Stay tuned for her contributions in the future.
A special thank you to Steve Wilson for welcoming our fashion editorial team to such a perfect setting for our wedding issue: what I consider a little slice of heaven, Hermitage Farm. Surprisingly, we had a gorgeous day in December, and our team captured special moments in time to inspire those of you who may be seeking ideas for planning a wedding.
The wedding of Haley Harris and George Gatewood took place at the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in Lexington and was a fabulous affair filled with love. With 10 groomsmen and 10 bridesmaids the only thing missing was an Elvis impersonator, who did make a surprise appearance at the reception! Mr. & Mrs. Gatewood honeymooned in Europe, which gave me a chance to live vicariously through their social media posts. Mazel tov!
Whether modern or traditional – or maybe a bit of both – weddings are a magical occasion. Every wedding is different, just as every couple is different. I hope as you flip through these pages, you will feel the love, get inspired and think of the sweethearts in your life.
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Happy New Year,