A married man and woman are like two separate trees planted in different holes at the same time.

They are a permanent fixture in the landscape and together watch the years and seasons pass.

They are the same size and one does not hinder the growth of the other.

Because they stand so close together they are not as subject to wind or ice damage as a single tree is.

The two together are more likely to survive adversity.

They grow very close to one another but they are truly separate.

There is space enough between them for the wind and air to pass.

Their roots are entangled from beneath and how they are joined is hidden from the world.

They derive their sustenance from the same source.

One can not be separated from the other without risking them both.