Saturday, June 2, 2012

40th Anniversary Waltz

                                                June 16 , 1972

“ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

                                             1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“There's nothing you can know that isn't known. 
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy. 
All you need is love, all you need is love…”
                                          -  Lennon and McCartney

He had a smoke and fell into a dream and recalled the day she packed her bags for leaving home. It was forty plus years ago and they have been going in and out of style ever since. Trying not to sing out of key the duet still gets by with a little help from their friends.  Now they hope for Valentines, birthday greetings and bottles of wine and being needed and fed.  It was getting better every day. On their boat on the river everyone seemed to smile.

He read the news that day after the fates had finished the first phase of a series of events that would change everything .His intuition said something greater than them both was going on within and without as the two had relaxed in their room the night before at the Howard Johnsons across from the Watergate Plaza.

“5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Office Here”


She said

“ Good morning. We’ll have many more important memories to make and collect ”

and she discarded the newspaper while the taxi waited on the shore.

He pondered this article and the date and wondered about what he had read somewhere in another life

“… the power of love will always raise up all that is good and neutralize any evil in the universe.”

Now their memories stretch out longer than the winding road ahead. Life happened as they busied themselves making other plans. They are on their way back home. Grateful.


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