Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Love Knots

On this day, 36 years ago, Rudy and I tied the proverbial knot.

 I was visiting over at Sea Angels and saw this:

and the type face (not the content) reminded me of all the love-letters Rudy sent me, 
typed on his Underwood typewriter.

You see, I met Rudy when I visited Toronto in March 1973.
 I was living in England and he in Canada.
We spent five magical days together, 
at the end of which he told me we were getting married.

As I boarded the plane to fly home, he handed me a book of his poetry
and he said he was coming to England to get me.
And he did.
But emigrating can take some time, and in the meanwhile he wrote to me,
every day.

So now,  here we are...
 two daughters,
three continents,
six cities,
countless adventures,
...all these years later.

When I look at that typeface, my heart ties love knots in my chest.

and I realize time has no bearing where love is concerned.


  1. What a wonderful love story Jacqueline... and it's all yours and Rudy's!! Happy Anniversary to the two of you. This evening I'll think of you and Rudy, raise a glass and wish you both 36+ more years of ultimate happiness!!

  2. Thanks for the lovely wishes Victoria, Rudy and I are enjoying a glass of champagne as we speak...but 36+ more years...Crikey!

  3. I mean...just imagine the wrinkles!

  4. Thank you so so much for your lovely comment on my blog -- so happy to find your blog in return :)

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts...

  5. Hi Jacqueline! Thank you so muchfor visiting me and leaving a lovely comment!

    I hope you're having a wonderful summer!
    Hugs xx

  6. Hey Sistergirl...just got access to a computer...happydays to you and Rudy...I know the love story...and I know it still lives on...
    happy to say that I'll be home tomorrow, lots of things to share, until then...

  7. Looking forward to hearing all your news V. Travel home safely.

  8. Happy Anniversary! 36 years! This post made my day! congrats!


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