“Did you always know
you would end up together?” the little girl asked her Grandma who was
baking a cake for her wedding anniversary. The child loved kitchen-table talk.
It was the place where real-life stories were told. Where she realised that
true love exists in reality and that sometimes, fairy tales do come true even
after many hardships. It was all a matter of how much you wanted something, and
how much you were willing to try for it.
Her grandmother smiled as she mixed the dough in a big round
bowl. “Well, to be honest, I wasn’t sure.
But I had a feeling this one was special. That there would be something more to
this man who courted me so decisively.”
“You weren’t sure?
Because I was certain!” Grandpa interrupted as he abruptly entered the
kitchen and surprised Grandma with a peck on the cheek. She still blushed, even
after all these years.
The child clapped happily. She was witnessing a couple who
never aged and who lasted through time.
“How did you know,
“Well, I just did. It’s
like an intuition. That special feeling when I first looked into your
grandmother’s eyes. I just knew we’d click. As if our fates were from that
moment tied together”.
Grandma smiled as she continued her baking. Her eyes
sparkled as she recalled those first moments of their encounter.
“I wish I will be
lucky enough to find a love like yours,” the little girl said.
“I’m sure you will,”
Grandma responded. “When the time comes,
that person who will cherish you and treat you like the most important treasure
in the world will appear.”
The child sighed in optimism as she watched the elderly
couple take care of each other as if they were still young lovers, as if none
of the decades had passed over them.
“Those who love deeply
never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young” – Benjamin Franklin
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