Mrs. Hudson: So – it’s the big day then!
Sherlock: What big day?
Mrs. Hudson: The wedding! John and Mary getting married!
Sherlock: Two people who currently live together are about to attend church, have a party, go on a short holiday, then carry on living together. What’s big about that?
Mrs. Hudson: It changes people – marriage. … Marriage changes you as a person in ways you can’t imagine.
Sherlock Series 3 Episode 2 (see the clip here).
… For my own safety, I decided to marry. It occurred to me that regular hour, home-cooked meals, all the conventions of marriage, the prophylactic routine of its bedroom activities and, who knows, the eventual flowering of certain spiritual substitutes, might help me, if not to purge myself of degrading and dangerous desires, at least to keep them under pacific control.
Humbert Humbert’s thought in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (p. 25)
Dede, I hope you are happy, forever and ever and ever.
(P.S. there’s still time to ‘run’, but incase you’re getting through with the wedding, take a look at this for your ‘first night’, and finally if you survive your ‘first night’, don’t forget that sex could kill you!)