Extract From Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

On the hunt for a thoughtful, and maybe a little bit more obscure ceremony reading? Look no further than this passage from fantasy writer Terry Pratchett’s Thief of Time, the 26th book in his Discworld series which has a legion of fans – maybe even you or your other half! Focusing on the importance of relishing the present moment and being grateful for the now, this modern passage is a great reminder to appreciate the beauty of life and to acknowledge the momentous occasion that is your wedding. This Thief of Time excerpt is the perfect choice for a ceremony reading that truly conveys your love and admiration for each other.

Extract from Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett:

“Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, re-created anew. Therefore, he understood, there is, in truth, no Past, only a memory of the Past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.”

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