I really enjoyed meeting Ivana and Walter. They are visitors to our beautiful city and chose to exchange their vows at the southern tip of Africa. They got engaged here a couple of years ago so it seem fitting that they get married here too. Thanks again to Christiane for the referral and to Walter for doing the ceremony. We met at a guesthouse in Bo-Kaap to do all the legal bits and then headed down to Clifton beach to get away from the wind. While the ceremony was taking place I noticed some seagulls and as you know I love looking up the meanings and messages that our animal and plant kingdom have for us – so here is the message from Seagull that I found.
Soar in joy. Soar in freedom. Feel your power. You are the seagull. The seagull knows that freedom is a state of mind and of the heart. She can teach you to let your heart soar on the wings of freedom and joy, no matter where you are and no matter what you are doing. She will help lift you out of the sands of worry and petty concerns and into the soaring heights of being one with all that is: one with the ocean, one with the land, one with the vast and glorious sky.
The seagull will also teach you perspective. Whenever you care to, she will take you for a ride, up into the sky and across the vast ocean, where you will see that your cares are as small as the grains of sand on the beach. She will teach you that your power is limitless and unbounded and that all you need to do is stretch out your wings and let life carry you.
Feel the freedom in your heart. Smell the salt air as you soar across the vast ocean. Feel the wind beneath your wings lifting you higher and higher, endlessly higher. Fill yourself with all of this power, the power to be all that you truly are, fully and freely expressed. For you are the seagull, and freedom is yours!
I wish you a happy life together filled with love and beauty. Enjoy your photos.