Friday, June 01, 2007

mawage *

While enjoying a contemplative conversation over pints with a friend, I was reminded of two wonderful quotes - both of which are written down in a dank, dark journal of mine somewhere and should be allowed to play online.

Love is a wonderfully labyrinthine thing and, in the words of St. Paul, "I don't pretend to understand it at all", but I do know that older, wiser contemplators have gone before me. Their words, like handprints cast in concrete, show me that there is much more to learn and much more room to grow.

"Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes; in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, ore even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

"We want our marriage to fulfill all of our emotional and physical needs; we ask our partner to do what an entire village once did; and to desire nothing or no one else while doing it."
- Esther Perel
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* "Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...and wuv, twoo wuv, wiw fowow you foweva... so tweasure your wuv..."
- The Impressive Clergyman, The Princess Bride

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