Two hearts united, in one dance
Of exquisite diversions life is full
I married him yesterday
With two syllables
Proclaiming love to the heavens
Feet firmly planted in history
A lifetime together entwined
Souls depth a glorious mystery.
~Just L (Written March 22, 2017)
Published in the April 2017 Blender of Love Digest.
She says that she does not look for anything particular in a man: “Maybe I should get a checklist – I’ve never had one. But love always redefines itself, doesn’t it? What really changes is that the priority in a relationship becomes fierce honesty and comfort with oneself. That becomes really sexy. As opposed to, ‘I’m going to put this mask on and pretend I’m this person.’”
Recently she bumped into a friend who had been married for 40 years. “He has a very beautiful marriage to his amazing wife, and I said, ‘How did you guys do it?’ And he said, ‘The key is we never wanted a divorce on the same day.’ That is the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard.” At first I think she is joking but she is not. “It gives room to the truth,” she says.
~Laura Dern Interview by Helena de Bertodano, The Telegraph, June 15, 2014
I want to be married for a lifetime – a witness to another’s life is the most sacred calling, and one who will witness mine, my deepest longing. Alas perhaps in my own life, my children are that witness, as they are indeed the keeper of all my treasures.
~Just L (originally penned in 2008)