In the past when you got married in a beautiful chapel it was in secret. You ran away from home with your man, found a priest, and married quickly.
The rule says that a marriage can happen out of love, pregnancy, or matchmaking. In Paros since the olden days most marriages took place out of love.
“Marriage is the saddest way to for someone to lie in bed…” said a philosopher some centuries ago. His opinion however is not a burden for thousands of couples who unite their lives daily, somewhere on the planet.
It was a bright day in December when my love fell on his knees and asked me with a quiet courage, “Let’s get married, darling”, and put a small box clumsily in front of my nose.