A marriage by Mark Twain
A marriage.....
makes of two fractional lives
a whole,
it gives to two purposeless lives
a work, and doubles the strength
of each to perform it,
it gives to two
questioning natures
a reason for living,
and something to live for,
it will give a new gladness
to the sunshine,
 a new fragrance to the flowers,
a new beauty to the earth,
and a new mystery to life
Mark Twain