Beautiful Man

I look at him, a striking figure in dark suit, white shirt,

And marvel at the wonder we are together.

Never the subjects of juicy rumor or illicit conjecture,

We are, in fact, rather boring folk.

High school sweethearts.

Lovers still.

Past the stress of parenting three.

We realize the worth of a life lived, sans impinged integrity.

We like good wine. We eat good food. We dance whenever we can.

We are true loves, best friends, hot dates, me and that beautiful man.

*Inspired by Three Word WednesdayFigure, Juicy, Stress

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34 thoughts on “Beautiful Man

  1. Rebecca

    Oh I can so relate to this. I just celebrated my 32nd anniversary with my high school sweetheart as well. All of your words here, I felt were written for me. Congratulations to you both. Very poignant post.

    1. Kim Nelson Post author

      We are among then lucky few, Rebecca. Even though we’ve made concerted effort to be a happy, well-suited couple, I am still aware that we are lucky; and I am grateful! I’ll bet you are, too.

  2. Paula Wanken

    Kim ~
    Thanks for stopping by my 3WW post…and for sharing yours. How lovely. Good to know a bit more of you!
    ~ Paula

  3. LeiffyV

    Now THIS is far more compelling than twins killing each other but never really dying. A testament to love truly found and soulmates forever more. Even gave my little black heart a jolt of light filled energy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit!

  4. V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios

    Been with my man for 32 years. Since high school. Through college, careers, kids, crises. It isn’t that we never thought about splitting, it’s simply that we have always chosen to stay. Choosing to stay has given love a chance to bloom again after a drought.

    1. Kim Nelson Post author

      I’m in complete agreement. We, too, have continued to choose togetherness. We adore when the other’s not adorable, knowing adoration will elicit better things. We remind the each other to be admirable when being less so is easy. We choose. Every day.

  5. Ren

    You see, this is why I love the written word.
    When you add an equally beautiful photograph,it’s happiness all around.
    I just love this.
    Thank you for posting.

  6. Perveen

    ‘I look at him, a striking figure in dark suit, white shirt,

    And marvel at the wonder we are together….

    We are, in fact, rather boring folk… (yes we are!)

    Lovers still.

    Past the stress of parenting three…

    We realize the worth of a life lived, sans impinged integrity.

    We like good wine. We eat good food. We dance whenever we can.

    We are true loves, best friends, hot dates, me and that beautiful man.

    Dear Kim your words ring so true for my husband and I. After 34 wonderful years he is my soulmate and my best friend!

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