For better, for worse

After fifty years of marriage, T J (Bill) Schaeffer shares what he has learned

When I went to Christies’ Contemporary Arts to choose a couple of pictures as the gift from my firm for having worked for them twenty–five years, the young woman at the counter told me that she was shortly getting married. This prompted from me the following observation. If the two of them shared neither interests nor tastes – disaster. If they shared both interests and tastes – staleness. If they shared interests but had differing tastes – difficulties. But if they had differing interests but shared tastes – bliss!

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