A thoughtful Wednesday post on marriage, inspired by the great, great movie Shall We Dance (the original Japanese version)?
wife | Why is it do you think that people get married?
detective | Passion.
wife | No.
detective | That’s interesting because I would have taken you for a romantic. Why then?
wife | Because we need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet. I mean what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things. The bad things. The terrible things. The mundane things. All of it. All the time. Every day. You’re saying, “Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.”