|Bridge in San Pedro|
"A professor said that what saved writers is that they, like politicians, had the illusion of destiny which allowed them to overcome obstacles... Destiny seemed to be a religious concept on the order of the Calvinist idea of predestination."
Looking back to when we first started looking forward together I am certain we did not understand the power provided vows made to God before family, friends and congregants. Our early sense of destiny. that we belong together, became a bridge that helped smooth the crossing when the deep waters of a long term marriage churned in passing storms.
My earliest English roses, David Austen 'Evelyn' and 'Mary Rose' challenged my patience in their early years.
Perhaps it is the sentimentality of an anniversary , but today I look at them as analogous to "In sickness and in health. " There were days I wanted to divorce their diseased, attention grubbing bodies.
Now that they are established- I'm glad we hung in there. The day would not be so beautiful without them.
Bridge in San Pedro photographed by Gene Sasse. Used with permission.