This was one of those special wedding details that very few people---really only me, the groom, and the best man---knew about. I ordered this custom ring bowl for the ceremony from one of my favourite Etsy sellers, Paloma's Nest. You can select any text you like, and Paloma will imprint it on one of her spare, simple porcelain bowls.
I chose the final line from one of our favourite poems, "Directive" by Robert Frost. I had originally wanted a longer quotation, but Paloma was kind enough to contact me and recommend something shorter as the bowls are quite small and can only fit so many words! But she makes bigger ones too...
Hello, anniversary gift! I wonder if she can fit the following lines?
And if you're lost enough to find yourself
By now, pull in your ladder road behind you
And put a sign up CLOSED to all but me.
Here are your waters and your watering place.
Drink and be whole again
. . .
Sigh. Isn't it the most soulful poem in the world?