Why do single girls and women risk everything for the bride’s flowers when they are thrown towards the end of the wedding. It is said that whomever catches them will have good fortune in getting married themselves. Of course, many just stand there when the flowers reach them, leaving it up to the believers to reach for the bouquet. But for those who do leap there is great joy.
Perhaps good fortune is in the heart that is pure. Belief from a pure heart is so much stronger than belief from a doubting heart. The one who leaps with the greatest faith that the flowers will make her dreams come true alwlays catches the flowers….It almost seems that there is only one universal bride and groom. An ideal or archetype that all individual brides and grooms are forms of. So through the throwing of the flowers the next bride is chosen. And through the garter, the next groom is chosen. In this way the Eternal Bride and Groom are every renewing themselves.
This post was written by ed on July 30, 2005