This one verse from Tony Arata’s song, a huge hit for Garth Brooks in 1990, says a lot about why I will always Expect Love and avoid defining how my marriage to Ed should unfold.
And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance—I could have missed the pain
But I’d have had to miss the dance
This is the sweetest dance.