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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
I read Kitty Malram's letter over
gain while waiting for Dick to come
home and tell me what had been
done to suppress the Symone scandal.
Three things in it struck me as im
portant pointers toward solving not
only Kitty's problems of life, but
those of other women.
First, Kitty has demonstrated that
a woman's traits are not wholly fem
inine, but they are just human.
Her vanity was touched by the
knowledge that she was holding the
center of the stage m her own little
circle, that both her friends and her
enemies were commenting on her af
fair with Bill Tenney. She also told
herself that she was making big sac
rifices for -the sake of her love of
Tenney, while all the while she was
revelling in her love of sensation and
luxury. She persuaded herself that
this was the one love of her life, the
one thing that she could not live
without, and had she stayed here she
probably would not have found out
until it was too late the truth.
Now being daily near a man .that
she respects and admires, who is in
terested in, and who has interested
toer in, a great uplifting work she
realizes that not everything in this
world is bound up in what we call ro
Oh, little book, this sounds very dif
ferent from that rhapsody that I pen
ned the night before my wedding,
does it not? And I am a very happy
married woman, at that, but I have
found out that there is a difference
between conjugal and romantic love.
In just what the difference consists
I am not yet quite clear, but I can
not he to myself and declare- there is
no difference, and it is only hypocrisy
on the part of any married woman
who insists that the wonderful pas
sion lasts through all the vicissitudes
of married life.
If in marriage the dazzling blue
flame of romantic love gradually
grows smaller and finally dies away,
then there remains the permanence
of that warmth and the steady glow
of companionship, habit, mutual in
terests and respect, making a har
mony of feeling
The passion of romantic love ebbs
and flows, but the most beautiful and
comforting of all human concep
tions, wedded love, is always calm
I have gotten away from Kitty Mal
ram and her troubles, little book, in
the analysis of married life and love,
a most interesting subject to all wom
en and most men.
However, it seems to me that Kit
ty's chances of happiness are much
greater with the man she is with
now than with Bill Tenney, even if he
were vfree to marry her. There is
only one little fly in the ointment,
and that is what Kitty asked me in
Shall she tell her preacher love of
her flirtation with Bill Tenney?
The mere fact of her telling or not
telling does not mean anything; but
how he would take it would mean
Kitty Malram can never be happy
with a man who 4s not broad enough
to not only forgive, but understand
human frailities as well as human
Kitty is now living on the moun
tain top and it seems to me from her
letter that she has an intuition that
this man of hers is a bit narrow
where women are concerned. Will
she be able to abide by his decisions
when she gets back to the hard-clay"
road of the valley of every-day life?
Anyway, I'll write and ask her.
(To be Continued Tomorrow)
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
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