Second Sight

Last night, as I was standing at the stove stirring a pot of lentil chili, I felt my husband staring at me from his usual perch at the kitchen work table.  Yes, youngsters, when you’ve been married for nearly forty years, you can actually “feel” when your beloved is staring at you.  I turned toward my husband, and sure enough, he was sitting there, chin on fist, with the goofy grin of young love plastered on his face.  I gave him a questioning glance, and he said, “When I look at you, I still see that pretty little girl I fell head over heels in love with in college.”

I took stock of my appearance.  I was wearing the $20 jeans I bought at Costco, an old UConn t-shirt, no make-up, and hair badly in need of brushing.  I put down my wooden spoon, smiled at my honey, then walked over to him, picked up his glasses, which he had laid on the table, placed them on his nose and said, “Look again.” 

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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20 Responses to Second Sight

  1. Grizzbabe says:

    Beautiful post! You’re a lucky woman.

  2. lishacauthen says:

    WHY IN THE HECK WOULD YOU GIVE HIM THE GLASSES?
    I would chuck them in the trash immediately! 😉

  3. l0ve0utl0ud says:

    Wow, what a wonderful post. It brought a tear to my eye!

  4. oldereyes says:

    I know the feeling. I’ve said the same thing to Muri and for every time I’ve said it, I’ve thought it ten. It’s very interesting … you and Muri don’t look alike but there’s something about you at both ages that remind me of her. So, I see it, too. It’s a vision that comes with forty years of marriage.

    • comingeast says:

      It is so nice to hear about other couples who are so much like my honey and me. We are “of an age,” aren’t we! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  5. InsideJourneys says:

    I burst out laughing when I read the line about you giving him his glasses. Oooh, this is such a lovely story. He’s a very lucky man. You are too. Wonderful!
    The photos are a nice touch.
    Marcia

    • comingeast says:

      My daughter laughed when she saw the early photo. She said we didn’t look too happy. Actually, it was taken on a camping trip to Vermont and it rained the whole time. Plus, my idea of roughing it is staying at a 2-star hotel, so I guess that accounts for my sour expression! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  6. Julia says:

    (Hilarious!) And really lovely!

    • comingeast says:

      As much as I razz him for making comments like that, I have to say that I’m still flattered that my husband feels that way. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  7. judithhb says:

    i guess I feel just a little envious. How lucky you are to still have your “honey”. Take good care of him. The really good guys are hard to come by.
    Love the photos and I always encouraged my late husband to look through his rose tinted specs when directing his gaze at the older me.
    Judith

  8. I love this!!!!! But you have to let him view you through his own special eyewear! You all are adorable in both photos. (And…in the second one, you kinda match, too!:)

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