Sometimes we catch a snap shot moment of some else’s life, today I caught a brief moment of someone else’s love. An elderly lady brushed past me in the shop, her face anxious, her eyes confused. She silently shuffled past me, confused about her. destination, waiting for help.
Suddenly I saw an arm reach out and gently turn her round. An elderly chap, face awash with relief tenderly took her hand in his and silently he stroked her cheek. “She gets confused,” he murmured “she wasn’t always like this.”
Then he turned, wrapping one arm round her middle and holding her fingers tight in the other; “let’s go my lovely,” he gently whispered in her ear. Then they went, walking away, two bodies so close together they merged into one as the distance grew between us.
I was touched by sorrow and beauty from this vision of true love. However if my mind succumbs to the hardships of age I look forward he who helped create them to taking my hand and leading me home.