On my own wedding day, my thoughts turn to Berry this morning.

From The Art of The Common Place:

“The household is the bond of marriage that is most native to it, that grows with it and gives it substantial being in the world.  It is the practical condition within which husband and wife can enact devotion and loyalty to each other.  The motive power of sexual love is thus joined directly to constructive work and is given communal and ecological value.  Without the particular demands and satisfactions of making and keeping of a household, the sanctity and legality of marriage remain abstract, in effect theoretical, and its sexuality becomes a danger.  Work is the health of love.  To last, love must enflesh itself in the materiality of the world – produce food, shelter, warmth or shade, surround itself with careful acts, well-made things.”

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