Posts tagged couples
Posts tagged couples
Happy Birthday, T. You have my love, always - IN
Happy Valentine’s Day, darlings! - IN
Isn’t this photo so lovely? Have a beautiful weekend, darlings - IN
I saw this couple last night in Bryant Park and asked them if I could snap their photo. After showing them the results, I sat down for a chat. The first leaves were shaking themselves off the trees in the strong breeze and I asked what the occasion for their picturesque picnic was figuring an anniversary or birthday. The man put his cards down and smiled at me saying, “I have been married to the best girl in the world for 30 years, I am doing my best to make sure she knows that.”
While our first date may have been like the photo above, today was equally lovely if culturally less high-brow. McDs, furniture shopping, and a lot of gourmet sashimi takeout (plated at home of course with micro basil, served with homemade miso soup and pork chips) make for a splendid last summer Friday. Thanks, T for a great day - IN
After years of being in different countries, T and I have shared the last 3 years in the same city. I am being melodramatic but with T being in Spain for the past few days, I’ve been missing him tremendously. Maybe because it’s raining so I’m getting nostalgic and emotional. Or maybe because we really have gotten inseparable in how we live our daily lives. Or maybe I’m just jealous that he is in San Sebastian. Either way, I’m looking forward to him coming home this weekend - IN
I am on a campaign to convince T that the beach is a lovely place. I might resort to straight-out lying about where we go on the weekend. I concede that sand can be annoying but the sounds of the ocean, the warmth of the sun, and the subtle breezes, when they do come, are divine - IN
*photo source unknown - it’s been floating all over the internet.
Politics aside, Barack Obama (long before he was even Senator) and Michelle Obama did an interview & photo session with Mariana Cook of The New Yorker about what it means to be a couple in America. In describing his relationship with Michelle, one statement always stood out to me:
…what sustains our relationship is I’m extremely happy with her, and part of it has to do with the fact that she is at once completely familiar to me, so that I can be myself and she knows me very well and I trust her completely, but at the same time she is also a complete mystery to me in some ways. And there are times when we are lying in bed and I look over and sort of have a start. Because I realize here is this other person who is separate and different and has different memories and backgrounds and thoughts and feelings. It’s that tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of trust and comfort and mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person.