“It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we know about them simply because this ‘once in a thousand years’ has come today.”
—Yevgeny Zamyatin, from We (Viking Press, 1972)
grooms seing their brides for the first time on their wedding day - i think i may have already reblogged this but its so wonderful ah.