Ageless Love

What is the most romantic thing you have ever seen done between two people in real life?

Hands down; I think my answer to the above question would be when my best friend and I were out for one of our somewhat regular tea chats.  On this particular day, we had chosen to try a new (to us), out-of-the-way, place.

While we enjoyed our tea and visit, an older couple sat across the aisle from us to share their lunch.  We subsequently learned they were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary over that small inexpensive lunch.

I told them, “That is so romantic!” about the way they were still celebrating after so long a marriage.  🙂  Methinks it must be something about times past.  Like Iris’ older couple memory. 

What I have seen was not so much a big thing, but the sight struck me as such a romantic moment between this older couple.

 Was love truer back  in the day? What do you think?

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Janette is an author of Romantic Paranormal Fantasy. CONNECTIONS, her first series, is Indie published. You can follow her or sign up for her newsletter, and learn more about her new releases as they become available, at http://www.authorjanetteharjo.blogspot.com She lives in the beautiful and prolific Pacific NW of the USA.
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9 Responses to Ageless Love

  1. Laurie Ryan says:

    Nothing affects me deeper than an elderly couple holding hands. In a park, a restaurant, wherever. That’s forever love. 🙂

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  2. I don’t know that love was TRUER, Janette, but people took it more seriously. They chose partners that had the same values and intended it to be with them for life.I am not saying that many, many marriages did not go sour,I am the last one to say that.But at one time no one ever got married with the thought, (or advice from ‘friends’) ,”Well, if it doesn’t work out, we can always get a divorce.” (And I will state again,I am glad people have that option when things go BAD.But that should never be conscious alternative from the beginning.)
    Love is a choice. You have to choose give into your desires,act on your feelings and choose to accept or overlook the other person’s inevitable failings and choose to work through the, (again, inevitable), problems that arise during life.
    Some people are just plain lucky to have found partners who are worth loving through the years and can continue to appreciate each other’s good qualities. Some people are lucky enough not to have truly difficult problems arise in their lives, so the sailing is smoother.
    And many people stay together who are not in love and/or who are not happy.
    I am happy for that couple. I wish it were that way for everyone.
    How nice that their happiness inspired you and others…and you are spreading the joy!

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  3. pjharjo says:

    I could not agree with you more, Tonette. That marriage used to be taken more seriously is exactly why you see more older couples going the distance than younger couples. I never heard the advice you quoted, but, well, you know. thanks for the thought you put into your comment! 🙂

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  4. Iris B says:

    Great post!

    I agree with Tonette, I wouldn’t necessarily say Love was truer those days, but people were able to deal with conflict. It’s too easy to just give up nowadays … IMHO anyway 🙂

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  5. pjharjo says:

    I agree with YHO, Iris 🙂

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  6. pjharjo says:

    I agree with YHO, Iris 🙂

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