I’ve decided to set a challenge for myself and that’s to take a good picture once a week. This will encourage me to be more observant of my surroundings and make good use of my new camera (finally got hold of the Olympus XZ-1 after much drama with PayPal). To kick off the challenge, I’ve decided to post this photo which I took in Wiesbaden on Wednesday. And this was my favourite photo that day.
I decided to call it “Marriage” although it’s not the typical wedding photo you might expect. However this is my view of marriage. We grow old together, get walking sticks together and support each other. It is all too simple to get married these days and so much time and effort is put into making the important day perfect. However, that’s just the wedding day. It is so much more important to live the rest of our life with our soul mate, going through thick and thin.
An acquaintance once asked me “Wouldn’t you get bored with having the same person for the rest of your life?”. I didn’t bother explaining much. Well, my husband is my best friend. Obviously we scream and shout at each other, and when I find my argument illogical I use the “be hysterical” trick which he now knows but at the end of the day we apologise and be merry. I don’t think I can ever get bored of my bestie.
While we’re still mobile, we enjoy travelling together because we share similar interests and food (huge plus!). Ok, I do eat strange things like frog legs (the French aren’t the only ones!), birds’ nest and durians. However when we age and can’t move as freely, I hope we’ll still hold hands (with the other hand using the damn walking stick) and go on strolls together. We’ll find a nice park in Spring and sit under a cherry blossoms tree with the sun high up in the sky while we enjoy the vibrant colours of tulips. Just like the couple in the photo.