The Beauty of Love 

The question is asked, «Is there anything more beautiful in life than a boy and a girl clasping clean hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? 

Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?» 

And the answer is given. «Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. 

It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another. 

Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love.» 

A Little Walk Around Yourself
When you’re criticizing others
And are finding here and there
A fault or two to speak of
Or a weakness you can’t bear;
When you’re blaming someone’s weakness
Or accusing some of pelf..
It’s time that you went out
To walk around yourself.
There are lots of human failures
In the average of us all
And lots of grave shortcomings
In the short ones and the tall;
But when we think of evils
Men should lay upon the shelves,
It’s time we all went out
To take a walk around ourselves
We need so often in this life
This balancing of scales;
This seeing how much in us wins
And how much in us fails.
But before you judge another
Just to lay him on the shelf…
It would be a splendid plan
To take a walk around yourself.