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Thursday, September 9, 2010


At the cabin, after the barbeque. Kids want to chill and Handsome One (my husband) and I are up for a walk.

It's dark out. Pine trees disappear into the night. Yellow squares of light peek out of houses tucked away from the road. We walk down the slope, around the curves, keeping to the left like good pedestrians.

Our lungs inhale clean air that the lake seems to purify somehow. There are no sounds but our voices and the crunching of the gravel beneath our feet. I walk quickly to warm my body in the cool night air. At 6'4", Handsome One just increases his stride slightly to keep pace.

We talk about life, family the future. We murmur our hopes and fears, words drifting away in the higher elevation. Juniper and ponderosa absorb our spoken thoughts along with the CO2, recycling them back to us as life breath.

Our thoughts, opinions, and ideas are in sync more often than not and I relax into the comfortable feeling of easiness. Eighteen years will bend any couple toward each other, if they let it. I am at peace and I am thankful.

Cars come around the bend now and then, bright lights cutting through the night like knives. I close my eyes and reach for his hand, trusting he will keep me safe until I open them again.


Summer Ross said...

stopping over from Rose coopers blog- I can't wait to get to know you better. have a great day!

Cheryl said...

I love to read your words. I envy your relationship. I am happy for you.

Bish Denham said...

Lovely imagery. There's love all over it.

Rose Cooper said...

So beautiful. Wow, you two have been together such a long time. And you guys seem so happy. I'm blessed to have met both of you.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What a beautiful word artist you are! *sigh* I know exactly what you mean. I am going to share this with my husband and he will know it too. It is something special to have what you describe and so touching to be reminded that I have it too. Lucky gals we are! Thank you for sharing your talents and your life with the world - it makes it a better place to be.

Fickle Cattle said...

Beautiful. I can't wait for that to happen between me and my boyfriend.

I am Fickle Cattle.

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