Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stones of Marriage

"It was as though grace and peace
were bestowed on them out of the
sanctity of marriage itself, which
simply furnished them to one
another, free and sufficient, as
rain to leaf. It was as if they were
not making marriage but being
made by it, and, while it held them,
time and their lives flowed over them,
like swift water over stones,
rubbing them together,
grinding off their edges,
making them fit together,
in the only way that fragments
can be rejoined.

From Remembering by Wendell


Anonymous said...

Hello! I just found your blog and was excited to see that you are apparently a Wendell Berry fan also, at least to some extent(?) I recently read The Memory of Old Jack and Hannah Coulter and am intrigued by some of his insights and writing style. I really like this quote as well.

Bonnie said...

You have a great book list on your blog! A kindred Spirit........


Anonymous said...

wow. marriage making them. I'm the 23yr- old-marriage gal. fragments being joined... what a picture.