Saturday, 8 December 2012

the true story of bill and vera

A couple of starry-eyed teenagers once found themselves on the deck of a ferry. The year was 1948 and the place was Western Australia. They were college buddies who were in the very first stages of romantic interest.
This is that couple, 63 years later, at the
wedding of one of their grandsons.
He was amazed and delighted at her willingness to talk and be honest and open with him. This was a direct contrast to his previous girlfriend who would pout and give him the silent treatment on a regular basis. But that was over now.

And then she said something which pierced his heart with its beauty, and which, 63 years later, he still closes his eyes and recites with all the memory and emotion of that magic moment 63 years before. It was a beautiful poem -short, precise and articulating exactly the desire of both their hearts. It went like this:

If I knew you, and you knew me
If both of us could clearly see
And with an inner sense divine
The meaning of your heart and mine
I'm sure that we would differ less
Would clasp our hands in friendliness
Would look each other in the face
And find therein a truer grace
Our thoughts would pleasantly agree
If I knew you, and you knew me

This is my parents' story and one I heard for the first time a week ago. It's beautiful isn't it!

<< And this is their beautiful grandson and his happy bride.

Do YOU have any romantic stories from your parent's era?

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