There is a wonderful richness to be cultivated in the ‘ordinariness’ and stability of marriage. I love our rooftop home and seeing pairs of jackdaws every morning, day and evening from the front and back windows of our penthouse apartment.
Far from being boring, the stability of marriage can offer a blessing in the form of fertile ground from which each person can grow to great heights. It is such a joy to be at home, in the place that Steve and I have created together which is all at once comfortable and dynamic, vibrant and secure, familiar and fluid. All the while, knowing that the ground of our marriage is firm beneath our feet.
“One has to be in the same place everyday,
watch the dawn from the same house,
hear the same birds wake each morning
to realise how inexpressibly rich
and different is ‘sameness’.
This is the blessing of stability”.
~ Thomas Merton