Saturday, August 18, 2012

For Bill, on our 21st anniversary

     Twenty-one years have passed by
     as we’ve struggled
     and fought
     and laughed our way through them.

     Transitions --
     there have been many --
     have challenged us
     tipping our equilibrium
     a little to the left
     and then the right.

     never lasting long enough to equal boredom
     and anxiety
     not long enough to equal despair.

     It’s been good.
     It’s been bad.
     It pretty much looks like every other marriage out there.

     The difference is…
     this one’s mine
     and it’s his
     and it’s ours.
     And that, my friends,
     is what makes today worth noting.

     For richer or poorer
     in sickness and in health
     to love and to cherish

     to love and to cherish.

-- Hana Haatainen Caye  ©2012


  1. What a lovely way to celebrate the ups and downs of lasting love. You ought to do a blog on how to keep romance alive!

    1. I'd have to do better than than, Jan. Besides, one blog is more than enough!


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