Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two Imperfect People

Asalamu Alaykom,

“I didn't marry you because you were perfect.

I didn't even marry you because I loved you.

I married you because you gave me a promise.

That promise made up for your faults.

And the promise I gave you made up for mine.

Two imperfect people got married

and it was the promise that made the marriage.

And when our children were growing up,

it wasn't a house that protected them;

and it wasn't our love that protected them

--it was that promise.”

― Thornton Wilder from his play, "The Skin of Our Teeth"


Anonymous said...

Very Powerful and Beautiful Yosra! Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day dear.

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom Mairie,

Thanks for feeling this.

Of course, this picture is showing two people with physical disabilities while it's a metaphor for the rest of us.

I really embrace the idea of not making the marriage based on perfection or on love but on a promise. The promise, for my husband and I at least, is faith-based. Alhumdulillah.

When the quote starts talking about the protection of the children in the house, I really got the meaning so powerfully.

You have a great day too, Marie and know that you are appreciated from near and far :)