Love is no longer private, or something to put off. Love is in the “now”. At this time we embrace the little nuances of those we love; the “tells” at the edge of their lips, the cock of an eyebrow, the sudden look away as eyes grow misty.
The youthful bouquets have gone by the wayside being now replaced with small favors: freshly picked blackberries; his hearing me mention seeing something for the yard, or that I want, and his immediate trek to get it for me. The not so ordinary buys of untold surprises ranging from health aides which take on a “romantic gesture” to new lights for a fairy garden.
SENIOR LOVE is deeper, quieter, less spontaneous , but longer lasting. Sometimes it reflects the surrender of things in the past that were “never gonna happen” . And though professing for years, “that’s not my cup of tea”, the CAPITULATION becomes a newly used, often heard word, followed by, “but why not. It’s not like we have anything else going………..”.
As the introduction says, SENIOR LOVE IS AS FRAGILE AS THE SPIDER WEB OF WHAT IS TO COME, AND AS STRONG AS THE INEVITABLE BRIDGE TO BE CROSSED
Yet, SENIOR LOVE is a satisfaction that being together in life, and in death, enables the greatest truths to be shared and the worst to be forgiven. Take the chances, trust your heart.
Of all the stages of life and love, DON’T MISS THIS ONE. BE WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE. BE TOGETHER TO HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH WHAT IS THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF LIFE AND LOVE: The End.
IN ALL OF THE YEARS THAT CAME BEFORE, NOTHING COMPARES.
Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs*****DISCLAIMER REGARDING PICTURE/QUOTE. I am unable to credit the photo and quote seen above, as it was floating around the internet with no copyright of identification of source. I just want to acknowledge it is not an art meme from me, but I do admire it. THIS SITE IS NOT MONETARY REWARDED BUT INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT.