There is a rich dimension of marriage that resonates in me as I listen to this song. It is that realization that my beloved is indeed my safe place, my shelter from the chaos and strife of life. This relationship is my retreat.
One is reflexive and soothing and a necessary part of our lives. The other is often awkward and sometimes painful and also a necessary part of our spiritual lives.
I am so very rich to have family. And the thing that makes them so much richer is the fact that our ties are not just genetic—they’re spiritual.