A Little Silver

The first time I woke to your smiling face was decades ago. We started the day off saying this was only temporary, but ended the evening admitting we were very wrong. I've been lucky to have many more years of things to be wrong about.

The sunlight reveals
wrinkles concealed by stubble.
A little silver
doesn't faze me. Any time spent
loving you is a treasure.

Song Choice: Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland. I had to go with the video featuring clips from one of my and my husband's favorite cartoons, Kim Possible.

This tanka prose piece is linked to Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads' Tuesday Platform. I wrote it especially in honor of my 23rd wedding anniversary yesterday.

44 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful love song... so many years, and being wrong many times can still be right. Congratulations

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    1. LOL, and I'm happy to be so wrong. No one thought we'd get married, let alone stay together 23 years and counting. I think most folks at the Toads know I'm Latina (raised Catholic), but they might not know my husband is Jewish - kosher keeping, Shabbat observing Jewish. And if you know a little about Jewish tradition (or seen Fiddler on the Roof) you know marrying outside the faith is a big giant no-no. He wasn't what my parents expected either.

      But we made it work, despite what other people thought. It certainly hasn't always been easy. We've gotten hit with ignorance from both sides, gone through some trying things, like the death of one of his closest friends and raising kids with extra needs. But through everything I haven't lost sight of how insanely lucky I am. He's an amazing guy.

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    2. Congratulations...I am happy that you are so happy.
      Mazeltov ! Thank you for letting me know about my submission...all fixed.

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    3. Woot! I'm glad you you were able to fix it. And thank you. :)

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    4. All the challenges you list make your story all the more wonderful. Congratulations to you both! Lucky, yes indeed – and also, bravo to you both for MAKING it work in the face of all that.

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  2. Such a lovely love poem. "Any time spent loving you is a treasure." What a wonderful marriage. Congratulations.

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  3. This is beautiful!💞 Congratulations Rommy! Wishing you many years more of happiness ahead!💞

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    1. I sure hope so! We have plans now that the kids are getting older. We're looking forward to more spontaneous dates and just having lazy days together like we did when we were kids.

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  4. well done Rommy a nice tribute to everlasting love

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    1. Thanks Robert! LOL, now I have the song Everlasting Love stuck in my head. :D

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  5. I refuse to confess that I'm grinning like a lunatic at the moment. I can almost imagine you writing this one, smiles on your face and in your heart, memories dancing with present joys, pure love being shaped by ink... into something others can read. Just beautiful.

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    1. I did smile a lot while I wrote it. But I also smiled a lot the last 23 years too.

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  6. It is always wonderful to read about love that lasts. It does my heart good.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Sherry. :) It was my pleasure to share it

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  7. Love :a little silver doesn't faze me".... strength and longevity of relationships!

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  8. I love this, Rommy:
    'The sunlight reveals
    wrinkles concealed by stubble.
    A little silver
    doesn't faze me. Any time spent
    loving you is a treasure'.

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  9. Beautiful loving words that captures the seed of your relationship

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    1. Thanks Namratha. I loved living and writing it.

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  10. Such pretty words and thoughts. A mature love poem at its best. Actually it echoes Mrs. Jim's any relationship perfectly. And I am thinking we guys are old enough to be your parents, we've been married 45 years. I love your poem. If I did needlework I'd have it framed (credit to you in small stitches) and hung on the wall. I think it's that good!!!
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    1. "any" was a Google change, I had it to say "and my" relationship. Sorry.
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    2. LOL, Auto-correct has done strange things to my words too sometimes. Thank you for the lovely compliments!

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  11. What a lovely poem, Rommy! Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids.

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    1. Thanks Debra! We plan on staying crazy kids well past both of us go completely silver.

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  12. How lovely to read about love that lasts.

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  13. Love is a wonderful thing and for that love to remain, is even more beautiful. I love that you are still in love. A belated Happy Anniversary!
    I still love my hubs after 45 years of marriage, always will, can't imagine not doing so.
    Anna :o]

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  14. I LOVE the way you have expressed enduring love in this poem. You are a very lucky person to know this love, and I hope he has seen this poem. Belated happy anniversary.

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    1. He has. :) My husband is a fairly regular reader of my blog, though he gives me all his comments off-line. :D

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  15. This is so heartwarming. Thank you for sharing a little of your love story!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to read it

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  16. This is beautiful ... tenderly rendered ... straight from the heart.

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  17. Sounds like someone is still in love...as Love will always be.
    Great images to accompany your theme, in my opinion.
    ZQ

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