In fact, it is even more remarkable since those who knew me 37 years ago gave my marriage just three short years to last. Why? I was too wild and self-absorbed to remain in any traditional commitment.
Everyone was correct about my character flaws but what they did not take into account was that I was intensely interested in Emanuel Swedenborg’s ideas on personal transformation and spiritual regeneration.
I applied these spiritual ideas to my life and sincerely suffered to make real changes in my character.
Sue simply had the wisdom and patience to wait for these eternally benevolent ideas to finally “kick-in” and take effect within my inner spirit.
Below I have reproduced the exact words from my original wedding invitation for your entertainment:
Susan Weaver, the crystallizing effect of the combining of
the representative truths and goods of Mr.& Mrs. K. W. Weaver,
and Edward F. Sylvia, the corresponding effect of Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Sylvia,
invite you to attend the sacred ceremony of their reciprocal exchange
of conscious arisings in their being-essences
and the joining of the feminine and masculine aspects of
the emanation of the Divine in which the third force
proceeding from Our Common Father, Almighty-Autocrat-Endlessness
will become as obvious as a peacock in a robin’s nest.
I may have been committed to spiritual growth and eternal, conjugial marriage but that does not mean I couldn’t hold on to one of my biggest vices—to turn institutions on their head!