The skylines of Leipzig, St Paul, and Berlin join together in this gift for a recently-married couple for whom all three cities hold significance. M is from Leipzig, J is from St Paul, MN, and they have lived together in Berlin for decades.
On the right, the Hebrew for “I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine.”
On the left, the Hebrew date of their wedding.
In the center their names and their lovely dachshund.
The German below, from a poem by Rilke which was a part of their wedding ceremy, translates to “I’ll pursue pathways / That others seldom do / Through the pale, twilit meadows, / With only this one dream: / You come too.”