Marko and I are not the most affectionate couple. Physically affectionate. We do love each other, very much, we just don’t do that whole kissy / huggy thing. We each have our own ‘half’ of the bed and trespassers are prosecuted. Which suits me just fine. I can’t imagine anything worse than having someone (other than my children) touching me all day. Or all night. Or at all actually. Luckily Marko is just like me.
Or perhaps it is not so lucky. There is something quite sweet about seeing a couple in love being so openly loving towards each other. Of course, the ones that do do that are obviously not married. Everyone knows married people only kiss and hug when they want something. I mean, they are MARRIED not DATING for goodness sake; there is no time for that lovey-dovey shit.
I’m joking of course. Kind of. I do like to see couples hold hands. It gives me a warm feeling inside (which is better than a sweaty palm), and I especially like to see older couples hold hands. There is something so heartwarming about seeing an older couple still in love with each other. Gives one hope.
There is an older couple who I often see walk past my house. And every time I see them, they are holding hands. For their entire walk, they hold hands. It is so sweet. And every time I see them, I think how wonderful it must be to be together for so long (I am assuming they haven’t just met) and still want to hold hands. Marko and I stopped holding hands after three months of dating. I drove past them on Friday and had such a strong urge to stop my car and tell them how much I admire them for still holding hands at their age.
Marko and I had ‘words’ this weekend. One of those "chats" where you get cross, shout and scream a little bit, clear the air and then resolve to try harder with each other in future. One of the things we said we MUST do, is be more affectionate with each other. So when we drove past the couple today, I seized the opportunity and said to Marko, “just look at that couple. Isn’t it beautiful how, even at their age, they are still so much in love that they hold hands wherever they go. It makes me feel all warm inside”.
To which Marko dryly replied, “You do know that the man is blind? His wife is holding his hand so that she can lead the way”.
Thank GOD I didn’t stop and tell them how sweet I thought it was that they were still holding hands at their age.
I am such an asshole.
It is still sweet though, just not quite for the reasons I thought it was.