September 27, 2011

A Sweet Piece on Marrying Young

Katie Arnold-Ratliff, writing in Slate:

“I love him in a way that never entertains his absence. I’m not saying I take him for granted. I’m saying he’s the bedrock of my life.”

This is a sweet, short piece about a couple who married young, and the short- and longer-term outcomes. It’s straightforward and earnest, unadorned by overt sentimentality.

I was taken by the author’s turn of phrase about her feelings for her husband. Though we didn’t marry young, or ever separate and re-unite, it captures how I’ve always felt about my wife.