Every year they met here.
Three long days together, no job, no kids, and no mortgage to worry about.
All the worries are forgotten at the doorstep.
Just the two of them wrapped in each other’s arms, soaking up the positive energy that draped over them in this magical place.
They actually spoke to each other. For hours and hours, they talked, sipping wine and laughing together.
Most importantly they listened to each other.
To all the little things, the sorrows and triumphs.
They reminisced all their cherished memories.
At the end of the three days, they stood in silence looking out at the rising sun.
Soon they would depart, back to their lives and their problems.
As they stood under the canopy she gave him a secretive smile, he lowered his head and kissed her lightly on the lips, before leaning in further and sweeping his large comforting arms around her.
A year seemed a lifetime in this moment.
As they lifted their bags and locked the door, the smile returned to both of their faces, they would soon be back and the wait would be worth it.
Their secret to a lasting marriage – time.
My response to Sue’s wonderful photo prompt. Maybe it’s all the valentine’s romance couples were sharing over the last week but I felt my story needed a happy ending. I think as everyday life often gets in the way it’s easy for a couple to forget what is magical and special about each other. This is my little tribute to the couple’s that manage to carve out a little time for themselves even if it is once a year, a precious meal, a stolen moment, it’s often hard to capture but it’s worth it.
If you want to give the prompt a go too, head over to Sue’s Page Thursday Photo Prompt – Tryst #writephoto and join in the prompt.KL