Marriage is like a pair of well worn old shoes.
Marriage not only breeds love and understanding but also a sense of comfort, grace and style…and in general an overall good fit….just like an old favorite pair of shoes.
It matters not who is the left or the right shoe, the point is that it takes both to be comfortable.
In marriage, a man and a woman are like that comfortable pair of shoes that went from being new in the box to the best of times and on through to the worst of times where the heels are run over. They’ve been tested by time itself.
When first married, you were like that perfect fit in the box…the box being life…and it was and is as natural as the box itself. It didn’t matter the square corners or having a lid or all that”stuffing” that that came with the box. The corners were guide post from where you started your foundation in marriage. The lid is the security that covered you and protected you. The stuffing would be all the things that would happen to you inside that box (life).
The box itself gets shipped to a new store and placed on a shelf waiting for the likes of someone like us and our lovely mates.
Now….what shoes are good? That my friend is yet another blog.
I’m talking fit here. The hand that has been dealt me for the past 30 plus years of being in the same old box!
When the box was new (remember the box is your married life), your were on the shelf just like everybody else..rows and rows and rows of other couples in the same box as you. You were no different that all the rest. Sort of (pardon the pun) on the same footing.
The thing that makes marriage comfortable is that new shoe smell…you know like the basic liking and buying of a new car because of the smell… it just makes you feel good.
Ha Ha Ha….just thought of something. These days you can buy that new car smell in a bottle and spray it on your old cushy seats at anytime. Or you can take out a new model for a test drive whenever you have that urge or desire…like I’ve said before…another topic for yet another blog.
But I digress…
We are talking broken- in comfortable shoes here…and the things that made them that way. They were snug yet secure and roomy. They were casual yet dressy and elegant. They were stylish yet practical and down to earth.
They’ve taken me to places, situations and events that helped shape the romantic background that has led me to my 30 plus years towards forever.
I remember on many an occasion being in the middle of several events whereby newlyweds as well as those well advanced past the 30 plus years… both looking to me for the answer to the riddle of life at that moment in time…”what’s in store for us along the way”… and “what did we miss along the way”.
Remember marriage is not about having the answers…marriage is about discovering the answers!
Now just how does one go about doing that…well…that’s life.
You start our being molded, shaped, cut, sewn and polished to be matched with one another to be put together on the shelf of life …and to live that life as a perfect and comfortable fit.
You never forget the old shoes.
They made you sing a little louder, step a little livelier, dance a little longer.
That’s what married life is all about…the little “long-ers” with one another.
A little pep in your step, a little pride in your glide.