Deb: We were celebrating our anniversary a couple of days ago. We checked into our hotel and went to the roof bar for a bite of lunch. It is a cosy little leather-couched bar, right out of the 1940’s. Roaring fireplace, great view of our lovely city.
An actor came in who we know and adore and walked over to chat with us before starting his business meeting. After he re-joined his party, our conversation went like this:
Me: Dear Lord, he is unbelievably handsome!
A pause as my husband looked over at him.
Husband: I KNOW!!! It was all I could think about the entire time he was talking to us!
We laughed and resumed holding hands across the table. I thought it was a great example of a secure and loving 23-year marriage. We laughed about the exchange the rest of the day.
For the record, Mr. Sweet and Handsome was Allan Hawco, a great Canadian actor writer and producer. His show on CBC is called Republic of Doyle.
Barbara: Love this so much! It reminds me of this:
Flashback to the second year of my mad love affair with my now-husband. I am all of 18. We are watching the movie Sabrina in the basement den with his family. Audrey Hepburn lights up the screen in scene after scene. Finally:
Future Husband: She’s so beautiful.
Me: (Utter silence. I slowly cross my arms in front of my chest and squish my lips together into lemon-sucking tightness. For several hours, I refuse to speak another word to him.)
Yup, the difference between then and now.