Sheakespeare's Sonnet 15 in light of our fifteenth year of marriage.When I read the cliff notes it had this to say: life is transitory and ever-changing. Even the youth's beauty will fade over time, but because the poet knows that this metamorphosis is inevitable, he gains an even stronger appreciation of the young man's beautiful appearance in the present time — at least in the present time within the sonnet. Ironically, then, the youth's beauty is both transitory and permanent — transitory because all things in nature mutate and decay over time, and permanent because the inevitable aging process, which the poet is wholly aware of as inevitable, intensifies the young man's present beauty: Generally, the more momentary an object lasts, the more vibrant and intense is its short life span.I thought that was fitting. Year 15 had a few major transitions. Another house, new school options, and a new job. A lot of reminders that youth is fading, we are tired!
"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity."
(I am working to catch up on the marriage series I started, we left off on year 9.)