For happy couples and for L., who knows about: What starts terribly can end wonderfully.
They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes. They were both pale and thin; but those sick pale faces were bright with the dawn of a new future, of a full resurrection into a new life. They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "Crime and Punishment", Epilogue.