A young woman on her wedding day sits in all her finery
in the garden behind the church where she is to be wed,
and cries bitterly.
She loves her husband to be most dearly; indeed, she
loves him so much that she feels she isn't good enough
for him, that he would be much better off with another,
one who is much smarter, richer and more beautiful than
she could ever be. She is about to get up and run away
when her young lover enters the garden. It is against
the custom but he felt in his heart that something
He runs to her, kneels before her and takes her hands in
his. She cannot speak for the pain in her heart, and he
doesn't say a word - he just sends her his love and
absolute devotion best he can.
As she looks into his eyes, she sees herself reflected
for the first time - not as she saw herself in mirrors,
but on this day, she looks and sees the angel.