The question is asked, "Is there anything more beautiful in
life than a boy and girl clasping hands and pure heart in the path of marriage?"
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 the path. Their
hands are gnarled but still clasped; their faces are seamed but still radiant; their hearts are tired and bowed down but still
strong. They have proved the happiness of marriage and have vindicated it from the jeers of cynics."