Wedding Reading Wednesday: The Purpose of Marriage

Campanaro Wedding 18Mark Twain,

A marriage –
makes of two fractional lives a whole,
gives two purposeless lives a work,
and doubles the strength of each to perform it;
It gives two questioning natures
a reason for living and something to live for;
It will give a new gladness to the sunshine,
a new fragrance to the flowers,
a new beauty to the earth,
and a new mystery to life.