I don't know the source of this picture. The caption some Facebook photo collector added says "this is what six decades of love looks like." Many of the commenters responded, "Aww, how cute," or "So romantic!" That is not what came to my mind.
I once was in the back of the church with some baby, and so I witnessed a couple who looked to be in their sixth decade of marriage as they hobbled in late. The old man was impeccably dressed as only a very old man can be, with a starched shirt collar standing up straighter than he could himself, his neck shrunken away so that his tie was knotted mostly around emptiness. All his power was concentrated on getting up the granite steps of...READ MORE