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Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings — all in the same relationship. ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolv
The number three is considered sacred in Japan, where couples take three sips of sake, or rice wine, from three cups (nine means triple happiness). This moment symbolizes sealing the marriage, a meaning that dates back to when sharing sake signaled a formal bond. Other guests may also sip sake to seal the bonds of family and friendship.