When emperor Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz died, he built the Taj Mahal as a 13,000 ton marker (I found the number in the Wikipedia but I’m making a point, not aiming for engineering precision) of his love for her.

Nevertheless, an unassuming marker that I found in Dunedin, FL, seemed to me just as monumental. The inscription says: “Rose, we traveled the road carrying our load side by side.” It is just signed “Ted”.

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