"the divinest gift of marriage is this - the daily, unconscious growing of two souls into one. Aspirations and ambitions merge, each with the other, and love grows fast to love. Unselfishness answers to unselfishness, tenderness responds to tenderness, and the highest joy of each is the well-being of the other. ... Day by day and year by year the bond becomes closer and dearer, until at last the two are one, and even death is no division."
-myrtle reed, Flower of the Dusk