Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello there, friend,

I just returned from a little getaway with my husband. We rented a cabin in the woods for a few days and retreated, just the two of us. We planned this to celebrate our tenth anniversary (which was two months ago), but really, we just plain old needed to get away.

And it was good. We had no internet, no cell phones, no distractions. If anything, the trip was too short and we could have used another day or two to get really bored or miss our kids. But still. It was just us, reminding ourselves about where we started and where we'll end up: together.

Before we were married, when I was still a graduate student immersed in the world of poetry, I copied this Raymond Carver poem on a piece of paper and gave it to my husband to be, as if it were a vow of our life to come:

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
The last few days, these lines have run through my head over and over. This life, these kids, him -- it feels good to just revel in it a bit.