Monday, May 27, 2013


May 27, 2013

Vagabond Journey No. 2,002


If you can still hold hands, then you know the romance is still going on.

(Joannie Thayer)


Hello Jon


Yesterday I watched an older couple get out of their car and head for the church. Right away he held out his hand, she took it and thus they proceeded, side by side, on their way.

I knew of a man who, getting ready to board a train for a long trip and for which he had a ticket, stopped to buy a poinsettia for his wife. While he was doing that the train whistle blew and the train started to leave the station. But he finished his transaction, ran after the train and caught it. The wife and her poinsettia were more important than the ease of getting on the train.

The artist Henri Matisse on leaving his studio for the day went to look for a gift for his wife. His friend said to him "You are still courting her." He replied "C'est vrai." (It's true.)

I live a solitary life. I don't have a hand to hold or a wife or lady friend to buy flowers for but, in this cruel, disintegrated society, it pleases me to know that some relationships are still solid and romance in it's best form still exists.


Dana Bate

Vagabond Journeys

Never Give Up



Beth said...

My folks were married for over 60 years, and still held hands.

Jon said...

I can strongly identify with this, Dana, because I also lead a solitary life. It seems that all the people I truly cared about are now gone. It's comforting to know that, somewhere in this cruel world, there are still some people who are deeply devoted to each other.

salemslot9 said...

"If you can still hold hands, then you know the romance is still going on."

I said this to my John last Saturday
remembering that I saw it here
have a great day! :)