"now we see as through a glass, darkly; but then we will see face to face."

A quote from 1 Corinthians 13:12.

Keen-eyed readers will have spotted that this is the same chapter of the Bible that was read at Mark and Nicola's wedding (see bookmark to page 183, " love is patient, love is kind ") although the translations used are different; in the King James Version, which employs the phrase 'through a glass, darkly', the quote 'love is patient, love is kind' becomes 'charity suffers long, and is kind'.

Here is the entire chapter from the King James Version.