Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes... But in the intervals, almost unconsciously, and with no desire to shine, the whole material of life is turned over and over ideas are struck out and shared, the two persons more and more adapt their notions one to suit the other, and in process of time, without sound of trumpet, they conduct each other into new worlds of thoughts.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
totally forgot i bought this a year ago as an 'early' birthday gift to me.
so sue me!