A wedding ring. There is no beginning. There is no end. Just like the song, “Love Is All Around.”
Well, before the ring, there was a beginning. Just what is it that draws people together?
“It was a million, tiny little things that, when you add them all up, it just meant that we were supposed to be together.” In the movie, “Sleepless in Seattle,” that’s the explanation Sam Baldwin (played by Tom Hanks), a widower, gave about how he knew he loved his wife.
“I was just taking her hand, to help her out of a car, and I knew it. It was like magic,” Baldwin (Hanks) said.
Before Dave and I married, I used to kid him about his limited skills in the kitchen. He could sure microwave a mean pizza. Now, he helps me make meals that might be the envy of the Food Network gurus. (Jamie Oliver, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse – move on over.)
I love the tenderness and caring he gives to our cats – brushing them each morning before their breakfast. It’s also a joy to see him play ball with our grandkids, and how he laughs as he reads to them – changing his voice with each character and really getting into the stories.
I love the tender moments when we’re out for our nightly stroll. I love how he cheered me on when I went back to college, even though it meant he’d be the only breadwinner for about a year.
I’d like to think that he’d feel as strongly about me as Steve Martin did about his true love (his real-life wife at the time, Victoria Tennant) in “L.A. Story.”
Victoria asked Steve, who played a weather forecaster in the movie, what would he do if she were to leave L.A. and return to England.
“All I know is … if I had the power, I would turn the winds around. I would roll in the fog. I would bring in storms. I would change the polarity of the Earth so compasses couldn’t work, so your plane couldn’t take off.”
A powerful and romantic moment to be sure. But that was Hollywood.
All I have to say is, “Dave. I’m so glad you took the plunge with me into the deep end of the matrimonial pool 28 years ago.”
As they say in the song, “You know I love you. I always will. There’s no beginning, There’ll be no end.”
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Judy Berman and earthrider, 2011-15. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to (Judy Berman) and (earthrider, earth-rider.com, or earthriderdotcom) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
* Main Photo: Love – heart – There is a lot to love about astronomy, and … photographer Julien Girard offers a “heartfelt” example in this image. A bright pink symbol of love appears to float ethereally against the backdrop of the night sky over ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. Girard drew the heart in the air by shining a tiny flashlight keychain at the camera during a 25-second exposure with a tripod. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/53/Heart_of_the_Milky_Way_-_Valentine%27s_Day.jpg/640px-Heart_of_the_Milky_Way_-_Valentine%27s_Day.jpg
* Photo: our wedding rings
* LA story – fog scene (Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant) – video clip
When Harry Met Sally – (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) – video clip
Love is all around, by The Troggs (1967) (music video)