We ate at Rumors in Hudson last night and celebrated the publication of our friend Pete Blum’s book, For a Church to Come: Experiments in Postmodern Theory and Anabaptist Thought. Pete teaches sociology at Hillsdale College.
In the book’s second essay, he comments on marriage:
The reality of marriage is built–or better, rebuilt–on the give and take of everyday conversation of husband and wife, with the constructors usually having little or no sense that they are quite literally remaking themselves so that their reality is a shared reality. It is never simply a matter of two individuals realigning their own perspectives to the reality of a new situation. Two distinct biographies–two distinct histories, we might say–must be rewritten. The writing of a present narrative necessitates the rewriting of past narrative.