Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Story

 


The man and I are coming up on thirty-seven years together this summer, thirty four of them as married folk, proof that I was born lucky. That was us, back then.

This morning, he put two eggs in a pot to boil for his breakfast. I noticed that one of them was the cracked egg that I had put back in the carton yesterday, when I was choosing an egg to cook for myself.

"You took the cracked egg," I said.

"Yes, so?"

"So that's why I love you, because you give yourself the cracked egg from a box in which all the other eggs are whole, rather than leave it for someone else."

He looked at me quizzically.

"I avoided that egg yesterday," I explained, "because I'm not as selfless as you."

"No," he said, "it only means you make up stories."


13 comments:

  1. Ha! Which is why you're a writer, I suppose. :)

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  2. This is a sweet story! How nice of you to share it! You are both lucky in love!

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  3. The true love stories you write down and share here are dear to me -- this one in particular as you and your man approach 37 years together! That you were meant for each from the beginning is so clear from your young/old/timeless photos. What a gift it is to witness what makes a lasting marriage. Thank you so much!

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  4. You and I- we are the lucky ones in our stories.

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  5. so, mid-80s? sweet. I would have avoided the cracked egg until it was the last egg. then I'd have cracked it into a dish first.

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  6. Okay this is 100% perfect.
    ♥️

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  7. I love this story. I love the photos. Love.

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  8. Too funny. I make shit up too.

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  9. He's right! Happy Anniversary.

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  10. Your husband was sweet to reassure you, because not taking the egg doesn't make you selfish but only concerned about food poisoning. I would do the same as you, and my husband would do the same as your husband did, because he doesn't worry about the same things I do.

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  11. A cute little story of your love.

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