“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin
If you are an American and Hungarian couple, living in Berlin, where should you marry? And the answer is, Copenhagen. Strangely in Justin Arnold’s world, the question and answer reeks of logic, although for most people, the logic may escape them. Justin’s path may not be well traveled by others, but the journey avoids the company of the mundane. Julia, prepare not to be bored.
Shortly before eleven, on Friday January 11th, Justin and Julia, along with the four parents, her friend, Bai, and her sister Reka, departed the Crowne Plaza, for a ten minute ride in a white limo to the 113 year old City Hall, design based upon the Siena City Hall in Tuscany, Italy.
Fairly clear skies and temperatures above freezing greeted the entourage as the limo reached the City Hall Square.
Following the hearts leads you to the magistrate.
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” Winston Churchill
“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.” Benjamin Franklin
“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” Groucho Marx
“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make–not just on your wedding day, but over and over again–and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.”
Barbara de Angelis
Back into the limo, preseco and an hour drive to Kronborg Castle, of Hamlet fame.
“Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
– Elizabeth Browning
“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
– Rita Rudner
“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
– Mark Twain
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
“The older theory was, marry an older man because they’re more mature. But the new theory is men don’t mature. Marry a younger one.”— Rita Rudner
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing; she goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
mMany people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage. – Zig Ziglar
The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget. – Alain de Botton
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest; never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership. – Ann Landers
Across the street from the Crowne Plaza, the Royal Arena hosted the world handball championships. The sport, considered by many as Denmark’s national pastime, welcomed the Hungary team on Sunday.
After 45 years of marriage, when I have an argument with my wife, if we don’t agree, we do what she wants. But, when we agree, we do what I want. – Jacques Pepin
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
PS, there is no cookie in this oven. Julia wore this shirt to breakfast on Saturday morning to make sure everyone still had a pulse…..we then ventured out in the cold rain to spend a few hours at the Viking Ship Museum, walk around the town of Roskilde and stop for a wonderful Danish meal.