“She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was a union that must have been to the advantage of both. By her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved, and from his judgment, information and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance. But no such happy marriage could now teach the admiring multitude what connubial felicity really was.”
Danxia landform, Zhangye, Gansu province, China - mixed sources (credits in captions): The colour is a result of millions of years of accumulated red sandstone and other sediments that have dried and oxidized.