Marriage Business

Marriage Business

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a match,
Find me a find, catch me a catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker Look through your book,
And make me a perfect match…”


Fiddler on the Roof

words by: Lyrics and Songs.com

Tis the trick, indeed. I think that the most frustrating and difficult part of relationships is that with each one every time, one must begin from the very beginning. What do I mean? The persons A-Z only becomes familiar sphere as one goes along. There is no short cut to happiness; no matter what is said in the films and novels of all kinds and sorts.

The title is rather astonishing that I have put in this posting, eh? Yes, twas for me as well when I first came across this very title by Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (1904-1967), who is, after Yeats, considered the second most important poet in Ireland. Kavanagh wrote some amazingly sharp and witty stuff in his time. Here is the part where the title is mentioned:

“Economics is the key to the marriage business, and in no place more so than in Romantic America.”

He said this in “The Marriage Market” (p.90) Here is more of another article on the same lines:

“The romantic method is amusing enough, if one doesn’t believe too much in it. The cinema has encouraged somewhat simple folk to take it seriously and to ignore the hard reality that lies behind the marriage business.”

 

(The Kavanagh’s Weekly, 14 June 1952)

He was not an old tired cynic even though one could get that impression reading the lines quoted here at first. I have read some of the most moving poetry that has touched me very deeply by this poet. Kavanagh is only putting a thought that is factual out to the masses being led down the wrong garden path through the media, especially, leading them to ignore the hard facts about being married/in relationship of a closer encounter.

I read about this couple who had been married for eighty years – yes, 8-O) and found it rather amusing what each gave as the reason, the explanation, for this record long-lasting marriage of theirs:

She: ” One must be very quick to forgive”

He: ” I just say: Yes, Dear.”

Here is a snippet of CBS News online article on this hardy couple:

“Percy and Florence Arrowsmith, who celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary Wednesday, say the secrets of the world’s longest marriage are don’t sleep on an argument, always share a kiss and hold hands before going to bed. Percy Arrowsmith, 105, and his 100-year-old wife were married on June 1, 1925.”


Even the Queen called this record time ‘a splendid achievement’ – so tis. He has since died. In the link where there is a Marriage Quizz that opens up to another window which is really interesting to do. Also, there is an article about one of most common battles between the couples: money.

What thoughts come to Your mind reading this posting of mine today?

Tis for now. Riihele xx.


PS.
The picture is taken off my excellent collection of socks for each and every occasion
photographed and made over by me.

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The Best Thing About: THURSDAY

Thursday

The Best Thing About THURSDAY?

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– Is that,
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FRIDAY!!

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the character Arthur Dent says
“This must be Thursday
. I could never get the hang of Thursdays“. (Wikipedia)

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Thursday Island – Australia

POPULATION Approx.: 2300
Thursday Island is the administrative centre for the Torres Strait islands which have been part of Queensland since 1872. “T.I.” as it’s usually known, is the most popular of the Torres Strait Islands. It’s only just over three square km in area and 39km off the top of Cape York. The strait’s population of 25 000 live on more than 20 islands, and is engaged mostly in fishing, prawning and a declining pearling industry.
 
 
Thursday Island is now identified as one of the last great frontiers in Australia, as it holds some great Australian history. In 1880, Thursday Island acted as the defence centre for Australia and evidence of this still exists in that the cannons still remains in place”

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SWEET THURSDAY
Sweet Thursday is an emphatic and clear-cut statement of Steinbeck‘s greatest single theme: the common bonds of humanity and love which make goodness and happiness possible.”

—The New Republic
“In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that is just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey…”

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Thursday in Hebrew is YOM HAMISHI – The 5TH Day.

Yom

Yom (Hebrew) A day; by extension an age or time period. The Jews reckoned the days of the week by number instead of by name, thus yom ‘ehad (day first); yom sheni (day second); yom shelishi (day third); yom rebi`i (day fourth); yom hamishi (day fifth); yom shishshi (day sixth); and yom shebi`i (day seventh) — which last is likewise the Sabbath (shabbath).

The image of Thursdays is off the
Handwriting For Kids
Site

Tis for now. Riihele xx