The Beauty of Love

The Beauty of Love

From A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Beauty of Love

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
the last of life for which the first was made.

Robert Browning

The question is asked, “Is there anything more beautiful in life than a boy and a girl clasping 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.”

Anonymous

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