Monday, September 29, 2008

More Beautiful

The question is asked, "Is there anything more beautiful in life than a boy and girl glasping clean hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?"

And the answer is given. "Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love."

Author Unknown

(Taken from Stories for a Faithful Heart, compiled by Alice Gray)