I married a girl with the most beautiful eyes but the worst vision.  That’s obvious when you look at us together and she tells you I’m her “dream-boat” without irony.  But she’s like that.  We’ve been a couple for so long now that I when I remember my childhood she’s there alongside my siblings and I know that can’t be true, can it?

She wears thick glasses now but she used to wear those hard contacts that would sometimes pop out unexpectedly.  We’d freeze and slowly drop to our knees to softly pat the ground to find the lost lens, sometimes laughing and sometimes cursing.    That’s pretty funny to think about now.  We’re frozen upright, in the sense that we are standing, but we’re supported by canes, walkers and grand-kids.  As far as dropping to our knees, we pray (while standing up) that won’t happen today.

But in my mind we’re not old, not old at all.  She still laughs at my jokes and I try to grab her hand whenever she’s near me.  And when we lie down at night side by side we don’t need walkers or glasses to hold each other tight and feel the breaths and beats of  this steady, sturdy love.



9 thoughts on “Lost Lens

    1. Oh, faithful friend, thank you for dropping in. I am a delinquent and irregular flasher but grateful you didn’t give up on me.

  1. Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

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    Keep up the good work on your blog.


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