The wedding of an older couple was the topic of a television soap opera conversation.
“I think it’s wonderful,” said Raquel.
“Wonderful?” asked Rita.
“Yeah. It’s so romantic. Just think, at their age! There’s hope for us all!”
Everyone loves a wedding, even if many of them do result in marriages that end in tears a few years later.
A wedding is always a time of hope. Never mind “for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health.” At a wedding everyone is optimistic. After all, the two participants are in love aren’t they?
Love will certainly be on the agenda for a lot of people this Valentine’s Day. Men and women around the world will be saying it with flowers, chocolates, cards, and helium-filled balloons, and personal classified ads in the newspapers.
“I love you,” they will declare.
And for a great many of them it will…
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