The marriage commissioner had a surprise in store for us on Friday when she incorporated parts of Taylor Mali’s poem “How falling in love is like owning a dog.” into our wedding ceremony. After the promised email with the text of the poem never arrived, I decided that my curiosity didn’t have to wait.

It took less than five minutes and a google search to locate the source of the words.

Further exploration of Taylor Mali’s site left me somewhat thankful that I’m older than the demographic in the video, and with a feeling that I should be a little kinder to my college professors, or teachers in general.

Typography from Ronnie Bruce, poem by Taylor Mali on Vimeo.

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