Mike and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary.
February 19th 1983
He surprised me with a gondola ride in Naples
(California...not Italy :).
Some fleeting thoughts on marriage...
We saw the movie "Marley and Me" last night. Owen Wilson's character said something we don't hear very often in movies or on TV these days: When he and his wife were going through a very rough patch in their relationship an un-married friend was subtly urging the husband to leave. His character's response to this was (and I paraphrase) "...what's the matter with you man...you don't throw something like this away
...you mend it, don't end it."
Of, course, this obviously doesn't apply to every situation.
That being said (in my humble opinion) it is often worth the time and trouble to mend something that was once treasured and considered valuable...if the option is available. Living as we do, in a throw-away society, is it any wonder that this simple, pragmatic wisdom is often forgotten?