One day recently I went for a walk around a local lake.
There were many visual delights that day,
but one lingers in my memory and touched my heart.
An elderly couple was sitting on a bench
quietly enjoying the lake view together.
They seemed perfectly content to sit companionably.
There was no pressure to converse,
no sense of urgency to go on to the "next thing."
Time didn't seem important.
They were very comfortable in each other's company.
Of course the obvious assumption
is that they are a long married retired couple
spending a quiet afternoon together.
But maybe not.
Maybe they are just close friends or affectionate siblings.
The one thing that need not be assumed ...
they know each other well
and are able to spend quality time together in restful repose.
I love this picture
even though I had to sneak around behind them to take it. :-)
To me it speaks of the possibility of a perfect senior relationship,
one that is refined by the passage of time
and clarified by life's pot holes.
It can be one of the rewards of being a senior.