One Hundred Monkeys in Texas

January 27, 2009

I thee wed

Filed under: Books,Marriage — alancochrum @ 9:28 pm
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Quote for the day in a society in which matrimony seems to weigh lightly in many minds:

“The very nature of marriage means saying yes before you know what it will cost. Though you may say the ‘I do’ of the wedding ritual in all sincerity, it is the testing of that vow over time that makes you married. I hope that I will always have faith in the giddy wonders of romance, but in considering what makes a marriage endure, I am likely to employ such ascetic and unromantic terms as discipline, martyrdom, and obedience.”

— Kathleen Norris,
Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

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