Sunday, November 24, 2013

Old Man, Young Wife

This morning, I'm reading about Mel Gibson who found himself talking to an old man about marriage.

"We were having a real heart-to-heart," narrates Gibson, "then his wife appeared. She was a beautiful girl about 19 or 20. And I said, 'Oh you are a lucky man.' "

The old man shook his head and answered, "I should have stayed with my first wife. Things have not changed - she just looks different."

Gibson sums it up, "You see, people are chasing things they can't get. They're just illusions. You've got to make a commitment in marriage."

Interestingly, years after he said that, Gibson found himself in a similar marital predicament that led to a painful divorce.

Life does take more than knowing, especially in marriage.

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