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.

8 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

I had no idea he wrote poetry. Thanks for sharing it, Yat-Yee.

Cloudscome said...

What a sweet poem. Happy Aniversary!

Yat-Yee said...

Thanks for dropping by and for the wishes!

Karen E. said...

It's lovely, and congratulations to you both!

Kelly said...

Happy 20th Anniversary!

jama said...

Happy 20th Anniversary!! Wishing you many more years of happiness together :) A lovely poem.

Yat-Yee said...

Karen, Kelly and jama: thanks so much!
jama: you had an anniversary recently, didn't you?

jama said...

Yes, we celebrated our 30th back in September :)! Have a good holiday!!