the next thirty years…
thirty years ago today we were on our honeymoon…Harrison Hot Springs…
are we still on our ‘honeymoon?’…no…’I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even
marry you because I loved you. I married you because you
gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect
people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.
And when our child was growing up, it wasn't a house that
protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected her - it was that
Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth’
the word compromise seems to come to mind..
‘settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.’
may as well laugh..no point over ‘crying over spilled milk’
We are looking forward..life hasn’t been easy for us..we cannot change the past but we can change the future….
So as my vacation for 2011 is drawing to a close…another year begins…
To me, September has always been a fresh start..never mind January…
I will trudge off to work next Tuesday..and begin the ‘circle of the working life’ once again…
so for the next thirty years?..
‘think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age
The ending of an era and the turning of a page
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years
Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun
Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done
Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears
And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years….’