We are looking for readings to use during the ceremony. They can be religious or not. We are both animal people and I have a background in natural education and wildlife biology, so we'd like something appropriate to that. I'm having my mentor read this particular piece, who has the same background as me.
I'd prefer if it were something that stops and makes you think and is relatively easy to follow along. It can be from the Bible, non-fictional, or fictional literature. I'd also like for it to be of a sizable length and not something that takes 30 seconds to read, but under 5 minutes.
Any ideas or suggestions of materials to use?