Thursday, December 18, 2008
Twenty years of unexpectedness
This week, my husband and I celebrated twenty years of marriage. In our wedding picture. We look bright and hopeful, as newlyweds tend to, and I remember feeling that way as well. We dreamed big, but our life together gave us experiences much bigger than we could imagine. Some of those have been the very ones I'd secretly hoped we'd never have to experience. Yet through them came complexity and richness that gave our life meaning and depth.
As this poem by Arthur Conan Doyle writes in his poem, Retrospect
All that we ever dreamed, dear wife,
Seems drab and common by the truth,
To the unexpected. And to loyal and courageous companions!
Poetry Friday Roundup at Author Amok this week.