"A marriage...may be compared to a great tree growing right up through the center of one’s living room. It is just there, and it is huge, and everything has been built around it, and wherever one happens to be going––to the fridge, to bed, to the bathroom, or out the front door––the tree has to be taken into account. It cannot be gone through; it must respectfully be gone around. It is somehow bigger and stronger than oneself. True, it could be chopped down, but not without tearing the house apart. And certainly it is beautiful, unique, exotic; but also, let’s face it, it is at times an enormous inconvenience." -Mike Mason.  We are celebrating our beautiful, invaluable, and inconvenient tree tonight, like we do ever January 26th since this picture was taken on a disposable film camera the day after our wedding.
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  • estaloon"A marriage...may be compared to a great tree growing right up through the center of one’s living room. It is just there, and it is huge, and everything has been built around it, and wherever one happens to be going––to the fridge, to bed, to the bathroom, or out the front door––the tree has to be taken into account. It cannot be gone through; it must respectfully be gone around. It is somehow bigger and stronger than oneself. True, it could be chopped down, but not without tearing the house apart. And certainly it is beautiful, unique, exotic; but also, let’s face it, it is at times an enormous inconvenience." -Mike Mason. We are celebrating our beautiful, invaluable, and inconvenient tree tonight, like we do ever January 26th since this picture was taken on a disposable film camera the day after our wedding.

  • ruth_swartzendruberHappy anniversary!
  • nowwearesixI think I need to read more Mike Mason. Thanks for the quote and happy anniversary!
  • pattiquinonezHappy anniversary!!!
  • estaloon@nowwearesix this is from his book The Mystery of Marriage. It's my favorite book on marriage. More meditative than "how-to"
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