We had a wedding anniversary some months back. We’re not “big day” celebrants so we don’t get carried away with gifts or cards. But, as it happened, we were invited to a catamaran cruise that evening having absolutely nothing to do with our anniversary.
The night was perfect. Fresh winds, sails aloft, good wine, fried chicken and chocolate cake.
The others on the boat were considerably younger than we are. In fact, most of them were considerably younger than our marriage.
Someone, somewhere along the line, let the anniversary thing slip. We were “outed” so to speak. After that, many of those (young people) aboard nicely drifted by our seats to wish us a happy anniversary.
We talked about life with young children; about life with teenagers. How two-working-parent families can possibly juggle everything asked of them.
We listened to the ups and downs of starting new jobs and businesses. Of the challenges of living in the South when one is used to the North.
How social media helps….or hinders….family life. And, oh, by the way, how about our school systems?
At no time during that cruise did we wrestle with the issues of illness, retirement, long-lost friends or politics.
While many of those not-so-fun things are on the minds of people of a certain generation…people like us….it was lovely to just sit back for an evening and enjoy the wind-blown ride.
We’ll deal with all that other stuff another day, another time, another cruise.
Sailing image thanks to meyerre.com