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Quote from Susan Sarandon in Shall We Dance.

I believe our responsibility to those we hold dearest is to bear witness to their lives. For my children, I bore witness before they existed and will do so way beyond the scope of this fleshfull existence. For my bestest friends, I have and will continue to bear witness to their amazing journeys, highs and lows and everything in between. To the soulmates, kindred spirits, who come and go (but always remain), my eyes, my being are at the ready.

When I first heard this, in my cozy movie theater seat, I cried because it was talking specifically about marriage. Sure it’s true about many of the relationships in your life but especially important in marriage.

This quote is brilliant to me. It’s the perfect way to describe the massive commitment a person makes in marriage. No fluff about romance, no head spinning infatuation. Real, honest, deeply important. A perfect manifesto for a spouse’s every day responsibility. The perfect crushing for just going through the motions.


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8 thoughts on “Witness

  1. Aww, this is sweet. With Hillary Duff announcing her pregnancy, I’m realizing that many of us are getting a little older. Many blessings to all married couples and those in love and those waiting for love to come πŸ™‚

  2. Wow. I had never thought of it that way. I think it is beautiful. I know I will remember this for always. Thank you for sharing…

  3. […] a tremendous responsibility to see my daughters with eyes and heart wide open. To be sure they know their lives will never go unnoticed because I will notice. It’s a holy task for a mere mortal. It’s a constant exercise in silencing the noise […]

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