Wedding reading for the (very) non-religious space nerds. Suggestions?
My fiance and I are getting married in, errr, less than two weeks. We have a Justice of the Peace lined up who sent us a draft of her planned ceremony and we are... not impressed. Fiance pared it down to the non-sappy basics, which is great, but the ceremony is now four minutes long, which is - arguably, I know - not great. I'm in charge of finding a suitable reading to put some meat on them bones.
I've googled my face off, but I'm nothing if not frustrated. There seems to be the same dozen quotes floating around, none of which are really what we're looking for. We're nerds, with a passion for space and astronomy, so I figured that might be a good way to search for something meaningful to both of us. Fiance balks at any mention of spirituality, really, so that's an added limiting factor.
I found someone
using a Carl Sagan quote frankensteined with some uncredited Mark Twain, and that might do in a pinch, but I turn to my favorite internet know-it-alls.
Does anyone know of any awesome astronomy related readings of the "we're all made of star stuff" kind that would work for a wedding? Or anything about love and the awesomeness of the universe? Please hope me.
(Fun fact; did you know that Google will occasionally include all results for Astrology when you search for Astronomy? Brilliant