A Love That Stands The Test Of Time
11 November 2013
The great Pyramid of Giza is a monument that was pieced together to evoke a sense of awe and wonder in whoever laid their eyes upon it, and it has continued to do so for the past four and a half millennia. In a way, the mystery of how the massive pyramids were constructed remains until this day, pretty much in the same vein as to how a man and maiden come together and fall in love. Some things in life simply just are, and it is virtually impossible to explain using logic alone.
With our third wedding anniversary coming right up early next month (and yes, we held our wedding dinner reception at a Shangri-La resort), a visit to the pyramids reminds me that a stable marriage requires the strong building blocks of faith, honesty, loyalty, and of course, love, where without the latter, everything will come crumbling down as love is the vital component that glues all of it together. Such values are essential ingredients within a marriage in order for it to stand the test of time.
After all, as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the winds of trials and tribulations will definitely blow in one’s direction to rock the marriage boat. It would be in moments like these that the security of knowing that we are safe in each other’s arms, being totally honest and open with one another, that will see us sail through such storms of life. Just like how the pyramid’s massive building blocks have withstood the simoom, or Sahara winds, that have swept through the land for thousands of years, while offering respite for weary travelers from the scorching heat by casting a shadow at certain angles, so too, will a strong marriage be able to offer a place of refuge in trying moments.
To grow old is one thing, but to grow old with each other, our hands clasped with one another till our dying breath, knowing that we have made the most of our lives together in this journey would be one of my dreams come true. For us to leave a positive and lasting legacy for the generations to come would be an achievement that is on par with that of this engineering miracle of the ages past, or dare I say, an even greater one? After all, the pyramids did get off to a literally rocky start, and are still standing triumphantly today and in the years to come.