Why Get Married?

The character of Beverly Clark, played by Susan Sarandon in Shall we Dance?

Why is it that people get married? Because we need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet. What does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything…The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, All of it…all the time, every day. You’re saying “Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed - because I will be your witness.�

Tags: Philosophy

Updated at: 12 November 2005 12:11 AM

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