Oh yeah, there we are
This lovely man came into my life 41 years ago. As a couple, we often seem unrecognizable as those two college freshmen. What a lot of mileage has worked over these minds and bodies, minds and bodies that have accelerated into independent spheres since completing the glorious shared project of child-raising. Each of us is flooded with our own to-do lists, unanswered communications, tasks awaiting attention, and psychic unrest, seeking equilibrium. Lives drift into parallel rather than intersected waves. The intersections, in fact, might begin be perceived as obstacles in our individual, careening progress towards…what? A blindered view of some nebulous goal that is always just a bit further ahead. What about here? Where are we now?
Then serendipity hands us a morning. We walk the dogs and sit on a stone bench in the sunshine of an October morning. We find time to be still together, to look around and share meandering conversation that might wander who knows where. And we share the quiet spaces in between. Oh yeah. There we are.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 54: 173 words, TOTAL = 8258; 51,742 remaining
10/20/2019 06:00:32 pm
10/20/2019 06:22:06 pm
Oh yeah. My husband and I often look at one other out of the silence and burst out singing together, "We like it here. We like it here. You bet your arse, we like it here."
Robin Clifford Wood
10/20/2019 07:26:40 pm
Sue - that is so funny!
Robin Clifford Wood
10/20/2019 07:32:40 pm
Ellen - Thank you. Your reply means a lot to me!
10/20/2019 07:46:29 pm
And sometimes circumstances make you align completely,. Your outward goals become one in the same. Your inward goals are secretly to adapt to the changes and challenges that you suspect are coming.
10/20/2019 09:30:25 pm
Timmie - that makes me so glad for you guys, and so moved by the poignancy of your post. love, Robin
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Robin Clifford Wood is an award-winning author, poet, and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her children, grandchildren, and granddogs.