"Marriage, wrote Joseph Barth, "is
our last, best chance to grow up.
And, in fact, many of us don't even
begin to grow up until long after we've
left the alter.
For it is in and through marriage that
The art of give and forgive
The art of live and let live
The art of sacrifice
The art of being nice
The art of sincere prayer
The art of being overly fair
The art of giving in and letting go
The art of permitting love to flow
Marriages really never fail...
People are the ones that fail
to grow, when given their
(First published on February 8, 1976,
#130 with some revisions on July 3, 2018)