Yesterday Dustin and I were reading this fantastic book together called “About Alice”, a book written by a man named Calvin Trillin as a loving tribute to his late wife, Alice. The book is quite simple: to show the world how wonderful, amazing, funny and beautiful his wife was. That’s it. She was his best friend, his muse, his one and only.
Me and Dustin took turns reading chapters out loud to each other and as Dustin read, it made me think of how much our love will grow over our lifetime together. How we will watch the laugh-lines in our faces and creases in our foreheads grow into deep wrinkles, we will be side-by-side as our hands grow soft and weak, and through all this we will find each other just as beautiful and lovely then ever before. It really removes the sting of growing old: growing old while being loved in every part. It makes me feel safe and ready for whatever the next step may be.
i love my husband. maybe one day when i am old, small and fragile, I will sit down and write how this man loved me, just as i am, for a lifetime.
Calvin and Alice Trillin on their wedding day.