One of my favorite things about helping clients turn their stories and emotions into well-crafted, personal vows, speeches and ceremonies is how much I learn about because of the people I work with. So often I'll hear about an author (Joan Didion) or a movie (Three Amigos) that I've never considered, and found myself down a Google-hole of quotes and on Amazon purchasing The Year of Magical Thinking.
While editing some vows recently, I found myself Googling "traits of a Golden Retriever" and I couldn't help but wonder, what are some of the more odd research topics all the Muses had looked up in the past year.
So I asked, they told, and the results are pretty amazing:
The singing bush
When did WWII end?
Facts about redwood trees
Love letter/wine ceremony
Kiteboarding vs. Windsurfing
Facts about turtles
Famous turtles that aren't ninjas
What do Eagle Scouts have to know?
Red Sox football
Gothic revival wedding Pinterest board
Albus Dumbledore quotes
No really, I've Googled more about Harry Potter than I ever imagined I would
Nary a client goes by that we don't wind up punching something into Google, whether because we got interested after our conversation, or because we needed a tiny detail or fact to be absolutely right. And it sure makes for some interesting search histories...