We Need a Witness to Our Lives

Some people have a knack for remembering dates such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and funerals. I am not one of them. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I’ve rarely attended such events and almost never remember these dates. I’ve always felt personally uncomfortable in these situations. But over the years, I’ve experienced a few things that have caused me to pivot on this point of view.


We need a witness to our lives. “There’s a billion people on the planet; what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying, “Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.” (Susan Sarandon, Shall We Dance) –

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