YES. Marriage is the alchemist’s crucible. Every time we’re sure the beaker is going to boil over or shatter for sure this time, the substance inside transforms into a new element we could never have predicted, and we’re so grateful we stuck it out long enough to see. When I was in college (and single), one of my professors, who was in his 80s and still teaching for the love of teaching, celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary. The two of them together literally shown like the sun. It gave me such hope.
Poignant and beautiful, Sass.