My friend Mako got married recently; he's a hacker and so's his new wife, Mika, and they exchanged vows of mathematical significance: "the numbers of letters in each word in each vow matches consecutive digit in the decimal expansion of a famous mathematical constant." Mika chose Pi, Mako chose Phi. Here's the Pi vow:
Now, I give a total offertory to joyful union.
I'll honor - joyously, endlessly, loyally, devotedly - you.
In the marriage that unites us, paired Yang and Yin,
Benjamin and me, forever soulmates, shall complement as
With a doubtless promise, I pledge integrity and stability
sincerely. Our rounded rings, a completely noble treasure;
it represents continual respect, love, perpetual link with
My vow: absolutely lasting devotion.
Just what we needed, said exactly no one.
* whether they deserve one or not
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