Can there be anything more beautiful in life than a boy and a girl clasping clean hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Is there anything more beautiful than young love?
And the answer is given: there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path.
Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another.
Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love, .. old love.