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Topic: Husband and Wife (08/08/14)
TITLE: Persistent Enduring
By Ken Grant
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“I love you, honey,” A man’s voice caught Holly’s attention.
She looked to her left and saw the face of an older man looking lovingly upon the woman to his right. They moved so slowly that it felt as though time itself had stopped. Holly’s heart ached. Her whole life she had longed to have someone look at her with such loving devotion. How fortunate this woman was to have a man who cared with such abandon. Holly watched until the couple disappeared from view. Her sad life had been interrupted, if only for a short time, but now the sadness returned with a vengeance. She cried softly as she finished off her bagel and downed the rest of her latte.
“Life is so unfair,” Holly cried out.
“What’s that?” A startled man’s voice rang out.
Holly looked up to see the same man from before. His look of joy was replaced with one of confusion.
“Did you say something?” The man asked.
“I’m sorry,” Holly replied as she tried to gather herself. “Could you sit down with me for a moment?”
“I saw you earlier with your wife.”
“Yes. Where is she?”
“I had to take her back to the care facility.”
“Is she sick?”
“In her mind.”
“What do you mean?”
“She doesn’t remember much any more.”
“But the way you looked at her; you love her.”
“I do. I have always loved her.”
“But she doesn’t know you any more.”
“Then how can you look at her with such love?”
“I still love her and I always will.”
“But she doesn’t even know you,” The pain in Holly’s heart strained her voice.
The man walked over to Holly and gave her a soft kiss on the forehead. He looked into the pain in her face. He gave her a small smile and said, “You look as though you have had a lot of disappointment in your life.”
“So have I.”
“Then how can you love her like you do?”
“She’s my wife and she always will be. I promised to love her no matter what and I have never once gone back on that promise.” The man paused before adding, “I never will.”
“I wish I could inspire that kind of devotion.”
“I hope you do.”
The man stood and walked off. Holly noticed that his shoulders stooped more than before. His wife brought out the best in him. She gave him a jump in his step. Holly hoped that would be her one day; one day.
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