Friday 22 May 2009


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Do you know what really warms the cockles of my cynical old heart?

Seeing an elderly couple holding hands. An elderly couple who've obviously been together for decades. I saw a couple at lunchtime. They were in their eighties, at a guess. He in a faded grey suit with a handkerchief in his pocket and wearing a hat. She in a patterned skirt and tightly buttoned rain mac. It was drizzling with rain. He held her hand and they laughed. Twinkling eyes glistening with love and happiness, despite their advancing years and the miserable weather.

And do you know what I thought?

I hope I have that when I get to their age.

I want that.